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Section Access: Strict Exclusion

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ToniKautto
Employee
Employee

Section Access: Strict Exclusion

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The strict exclusion feature often causes confusion and misunderstanding. The main purpose is to protect user access, due to incorrectly set up section access reduction. A good start to understanding the feature it is good to first recap on the basic reduction logic of Section Access.

In its simplest form, a Section Access can be defined as below. The logic for reduction is that the reduction values are applied as selections, and the possible data after the selection is the reduced data provided to the user.

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In this example Anna the admin gets access to all the data through the reduction values A and B. Mary the user only gets access to value A. But what is the expected outcome for Erica the user?

Erica has a reduction value that does not exist in the data. The expected reduction result is the same as if you select the value C.

  1. Open the search box in list box
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  2. Enter the non-existing value
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  3. Hit enter to apply the search
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  4. The value can not be select and all previous values remain as possible values

From this little test we can draw the conclusion that the expected result for a non-existing reduction value is that you get all the possible values in the field. In other words the reduction has no impact, and when Erica logs in she gets access to all the data.

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In QlikView, the Strict Exclusion function can be enabled in Document Properties. With this enabled reduction on non-existing values is not allowed.

Note that in Qlik Sense Strict Exclusion is always ON. See Adapting the data load script in Qlik Sense.

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This means that Erica has no valid reduction values in the reduction field and is denied access to the application.

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If Erica has at least one valid reduction value the reduction will always match on the existing value(s) only. There is no risk for getting all values or being locked out by strict exclusion. Do a search for valid and invalid values in a list box as reference, for example search for A or C as below and A will be the found and selected value.

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IMPORTANT: With strict exclusion enabled you can easily lock yourself out of the QlikView application. Always reload with a user that has valid reduction values, otherwise you will not be able to access the document after reloading.

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kkkumar82
Specialist III
Specialist III

Hi what is the use of the option "Initial selection based on Section Access" in comparison with "Initial Data Reduction based on Section Access ".

Kiran

ToniKautto
Employee
Employee

Initial data reduction will reduce the application data based on the user reduction values.

Initial selection will select the reduction values, and not reduce the data.

kkkumar82
Specialist III
Specialist III

You mean to say that for "initial section .." the values in the reduction field will be get selected but the whole data will be present but where as for "initial data reduction.." only the associated rows of the reduction field values will be loaded.

If so please create a qvw file comparing these two things, because there are sample qvws in the forum.

Thanks

Kiran Kumar

ToniKautto
Employee
Employee

Correct. "Selection" means the values get selected, "Reduction" means the data is reduced.

I do not have the intention to create a sample on that right now. It is fairly easy to try, so just take the sample in this page, and change the setting yourself. Login to the app as MARY or ERICA to see reduced data.

Karim_Khan
Creator III
Creator III

Very Nice Post

NareshGuntur
Partner - Specialist
Partner - Specialist

Very easy and simple to understand.

Thanks Toni

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Toni, we implemented the SA with "Strict Exclusion". I can able to access the qvw on desktop client but I got access denied error on Access point ?

amezzaro
Partner - Contributor II
Partner - Contributor II

Hi. we too implemented the SA with "Strict Exclusion". We can able to access the qvw on desktop client but we got access denied error on Access point.

ToniKautto
Employee
Employee

The reason for this is that the service account has not been granted access to all your data, leaving the user with a larger reduction than anticipated. See Section Access: Desktop vs Server‌ as reference

ToniKautto
Employee
Employee

The reason for this is that the service account has not been granted access to all your data, leaving the user with a larger reduction than anticipated. See Section Access: Desktop vs Server as reference

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