In this chapter, we demonstrated how to use Profile Generator to create authorization profiles and objects. We also learned how to launch R/3 transactions and access Web sites from BEx Browser.

A larger organization will likely have staff members who specialize in authorization setup issues. In some cases, such an organization's authorization staff may need assistance from a BW technical developer as well if its authorization specialist is not familiar with BW. Smaller organizations may routinely depend on BW technical developers to set up authorization profiles and objects.

Key Terms

Term Description
Authorization An authorization defines what a user can do, and to which SAP objects. For example, a user may be able to display and execute, but not change, a query. Authorizations are defined using authorization objects
Authorization object An authorization object is used to define user authorizations. It has fields with values that specify authorized activities, such as display and execution, on authorized business objects, such as queries. The maximum number of characters allowed for the technical name is 10.
Authorization profile An authorization profile is a combination of multiple authorizations. The maximum number of characters allowed for the technical name is 10.
Profile Generator Profile Generator is a tool used to create authorization profiles.
Role In Profile Generator, an authorization profile corresponds to a role. A user assigned to the role automatically has the corresponding authorization profile. A user can be assigned to multiple roles. The maximum number of characters allowed for the technical name is 30.
RFC Remote Function Call (RFC) is a call to a function module in a system different from the caller's system, usually another SAP system on the local network.

For Further Information

• Book: Authorizations Made Easy 4.6A/B, by SAP Labs, Inc., Simplification Group. Johnson Printing Service, 1999. ISBN: 1893570231.

• OSS Note 0128447, "Trusted/Trusting Systems."

• OSS Note 0399704, "Calling SAP Transactions from within the BEx Browser."


We will discuss InfoCube design alternatives for the business scenario described in Chapter 1.

Part I. Guided Tours

Business Scenario and SAP BW

Creating an InfoCube

Loading Data into the InfoCube

Checking Data Quality

Creating Queries and Workbooks

Managing User Authorization

Part II. Advanced Topics

InfoCube Design

Aggregates and Multi-Cubes

Operational Data Store (ODS)

Business Content

Generic R/3 Data Extraction

Data Maintenance

Performance Tuning

Object Transport

Appendix A. BW Implementation Methodology

Object Transport

Appendix B. SAP Basis Overview

Object Transport

Appendix C. Glossary

Appendix D. Bibliography

SAP Bw. A Step-By-Step Guide
Sap Bw: a Step By Step Guide for Bw 2.0
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