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Access Context and Access Control

Hi, experts,

      I am having trouble with understanding what are access context and access control and how to use them.

      Please help me understand.

      My objective is simple : to show Purchase Orders according to specific suppliers.

Special thanks in advance.




Hello Fred,

Hmm let me try (it's also not the every-day task for me )

Access Context:

Definition of the restrictions which can be used, like employees or cost center or ...

Can be one or more restriction

In a Business Object it is defined for a dedicated Access Context which element (employee, cost center, ...) inside the BO is used for the resp. restriction.

You add such an Access Context to an OWL and it is reflected in the Application & User Management

Access Rights:

Fill the value for the restrictions defined in the steps above for a given user.


The user has some values for some restriction based for some OWL based on the resp. Access Context.

If the OWL is accessed the system can check if the values form the Access Rights and the BO data resulting from the query matches.

  • If yes, data is shown
  • If no, data is not shown.



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