Dive into Data Locking with SAP Analytics Cloud

By Cindy San
12/12/2023

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Explore the application of data locking in SAP Analytics Cloud to preserve data integrity throughout the planning process, as we guide you through enabling and configuring data locks via Model Preferences and incorporating driving dimensions. 

What is Data locking in SAP Analytics Cloud?

Data locking in SAP Analytics Cloud is used to safeguard the integrity of planning models. Restricting access to specific data points it prevents unintended alterations during various stages of the planning process.

Importance of Data Locking in SAP Analytics Cloud

The significance of data locking serves as a guardian of accuracy and consistency by preventing unauthorized modifications to critical data, ensuring the reliability of planning outcomes. As a cornerstone of data security, data locking is instrumental in maintaining the integrity of the planning process.

Configuring Data locking Tutorial

Configure data locking with precision as we guide you through enabling Data Locking in Model Preferences, adding a new driving dimension like Company Code, and diving into the intricate world of setting filters and restrictions for tailored data security in SAP Analytics Cloud. Check out the tutorial below. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What permissions are required for data locking?

A: To embark on the data locking journey, users need specific permissions. Admins and Modelers configure data locking, while Planner Reporters may change data lock states. The table below outlines the permissions and roles required. 

Permission Functions Roles
Create
Enables turning on data locking for a model.
Admin, Modeler
Update
Empowers users to set up data locking, including the option to disable it.
Admin, Modeler
Delete
Allows deactivating data locking for a model.
Admin, Modeler
Maintain
Grants users the ability to alter the state of data locks.
Admin, Modeler, Planner Reporter
Read
Provides users with visibility into data locks within a table.
Admin, Modeler, Planner Reporter, and Viewer

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