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RE: Display-only access


  • Subject: RE: Display-only access
  • From: Fran Clements <ClementF@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2000 13:13:59 -0400

fixed

WE USED SECURITY OPTIONS TO ACCOMPLISH SOME OF THIS (AND YOU ARE RIGHT - IT
WASN'T SIMPLE), SUCH AS INV130 AND SEVERAL OTHERS AND GAVE DISPLAY ONLY
RIGHTS.

BUT INV100 IS A PROBLEM.  WE COULD FIGURE OUT NO WAY TO DO THIS THROUGH
SECURITY.

WE CONTROL THE ITEM MASTER DIFFERENTLY.  WE ASSIGNED RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALL
INV100 CHANGES TO ONE FUNCTION, AND THIS FUNCTION COLLECTS INFO FROM ALL
OTHERS RATHER THAN HAVING EACH DEPARTMENT DO THEIR OWN MAINTENANCE.

-----Original Message-----
From: MacWheel99@aol.com [mailto:MacWheel99@aol.com]
Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2000 12:05 PM
To: BPCS-L@midrange.com
Subject: Re: Display-only access


From Al Macintyre BPCS 405 CD mixed mode OS/400 V4R3

Depending on BPCS versions, there are options available, such as in the 
security secondary menu selections, to do stuff like this, but none of them 
are trivial to manage.  

Remember that there are programs like ACR310 INV330 etc. ... a whole bunch
of 
inquiries already exist, and numerous reports, and while query/400 is not an

efficient use of AS/400, if you can identify the end user needs, it may be 
simpler to create a new screen with the data they need, than be futzing 
around with 100 series programs.

Make sure that the folks, who have authority to change the data, are aware
of 
the volume of folks who have authority to look at the data ... especially in

accounting areas are folks who seem to be sensitive to other people viewing 
their data.

The simplest solution in my opinion is to clone the source code into 
something named like ACR3A, INV3A, etc. which would be an exact replica of 
ACR100, INV100 etc. except that some command keys have been disabled, then 
put the copied code onto one of the BPCS USER MENUS ... by sharing the 3 
letter prefix, anyone who could do anything in ACR or INV before can run 
these new ones ... but we are careful to use a naming convention on the rest

of it that will not conflict with future SSA upgrades.

We also have scenarios in which we want certain individuals to be
maintaining 
certain fields of item master, or certain sub-groups of item master but not 
the whole ball of wax ... what has happened is we have turn-over in some 
department & the person entering cost updates notices a field is apparently 
blank & starts using it for stuff that is meaningful to them, but that field

is used elsewhere in BPCS & the fact that it is non-blank triggers effects
we 
did not want ... so when we authorize access to item master for some 
department to be entering price or cost, or some specific thing, we do not 
want them to be accidentally field exiting through fields they do not 
comprehend.

Where we want some folks to only be updating a certain sub-group of item 
masters, where we are using some items to track some tooling, we could
create 
a logical just over them, then have a CL like INV1TOOL to restrict access by

tooling folks to the items they are supposed to be messing with.  Thanks for

the question stimulating my brain cells ... I will suggest to my users that 
they make formal request that I implement this trivial modification.

Where we want some folks to only be updating a certain sub-group of fields, 
we could copy INV100 source code to INV1COST INV1PRICE etc. & change the DDS

to block access to all fields except the handful allowed ... seems like a 
rather tedious modification to me, compared to the effort of end user 
training.

>  From:    mbazer@dynomerch.com (Mark Bazer)
>  
>  V6.0.02 m/m Jan 98 
>  OS/400 V4R4
>  
>  Is there a quick way to provide the "display" option and deny access to
the
>  "revise" option to maintenance programs (ACR100, INV100, etc.)? We would
>  like to allow users from some departments to be able to use the display
>  function of the program for inquiry purposes, but only allow the
department
>  that "owns" the module to have access to the maintenance function. 
>  
>  Mark Bazer
>  Dyno Merchandise
>  Pompano Beach, FL

Al Macintyre  
http://www.cen-elec.com MIS Manager Programmer & Computer Janitor
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