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Status Future consideration
Workspace Jedox Platform
Categories Other
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 2, 2019

Different user rights per Frontend (e.g. Excel (R) / Web (D))

It would be awesome if one could grant users different rights per Frontend (Excel vs Web). In Theory it makes sense to treat them the same (you are either allowed to change a value or you are not) BUT in real life Excel is far more complicated and counter-intuitive to use. Especially if you roll-out to 100s of users you can not be sure if someone messes up plan figures just by analyzing them (it can happen so fast and without any notice) - typical answer: "...but I haven't saved - for sure." It would be extremely helpful to grant the users rights for analyzing with Excel (R) and plan in Web (D). If you manage this with different logins you need twice as much licenses and also have to rely on the users to stick to the rules.
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  • Guest
    Feb 25, 2022

    I know at least one Customer how want do that. We discuss that for a longer Time.

  • Guest
    Feb 2, 2022

    In addition to this, could there be an Excel Viewer license? Similar to Web viewer license but in Excel only? This way, users used to Excel can view reports, analyse data, drill through, drill down, filter, etc all in Excel, but of course, no write-back functonality. There seems to be a huge demand for this in ANZ.

  • Guest
    Nov 24, 2020

    @Dominik Lenz I think this option would be already a big help. We have a lot of users that wish for this option because they fear to change data and therefore reject using Excel at all. We also investigated using a Reverse-Proxy sitting on another port handling only read-only API calls to the OLAP (decided against it in the end). (Original author of this Feature Request)

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    Dominik Lenz
    Oct 23, 2020

    Hello,

    from our understanding, this seems like you're not asking really for a security feature (in terms of user rights), but that this is mainly about convenience - just preventing users in Excel from making acciedental inputs?

    So, would it also be sufficient to have for example a button in the Excel Ribbon, or a setting in the Excel Addin options, to enable / disable writeback? This button would of course be under control of the user (by contrast to a solution via user rights), but it still could help to prevent such unwated inputs.

  • Guest
    Jul 2, 2019
    see also http://feedback.jedox.com/forums/220460-jedox-feature-voting-tool/suggestions/5753417-palo-datar-function-in-excel-add-in