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3013748 - Explorer view allows to modify filters for users with restricted view permissions in SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC)


  • Explorer view allows viewers to modify filters even, when the chart filter "Allow viewers to modify the selection" is disabled for the users.
  • In view mode, this should remain disabled.


SAP Analytics Cloud (Enterprise) 2021.21.14

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Create a Story.
  2. Add a Canvas page - Chart - choose model e.g. BestRunJuice_SampleModel.
  3. Insert a Bar/Column chart.
  4. Define components e.g.: Measures [Gross Margin], Dimensions [Sales Manager], add Filter [Sales Managers].
  5. Open the filter and select e.g. 3 members and restrict the user settings by unchecking "Allow viewers to modify the selection".
  6. OK.
  7. In Properties select the View Mode: "Enable Explorer".
  8. Now Save and Share with only "View" access.
  9. If the user opens the shared story:
    1. In Story View Mode the user wont be able to change the filter selection. => OK
    2. In Explorer View Mode the user can freely change the filter selection. => Not OK


This issue is currently under investigation by development.


This issue is currently under investigation by development.

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