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Cost Plans' (Apparent) Requirement for Loc and Dept View

Question asked by Will_Lloyd on Oct 20, 2018
Latest reply on Oct 31, 2018 by Will_Lloyd

I'm in the process of reviewing and refining aspects of our security model. I came across an ungraceful way of solving a problem, but I'm wondering if there is another way to accomplish what I have in mind.


We allow - and suggest - that our Project Managers develop their own Cost Plans, either from Manual, Allocation or Assignment. Regardless of the method, if Location or Department are selected as Cost Plan Grouping Attributes, these become required attributes within the Plan. Therefore, in order to allow PMs to enter or look up a valid value for these fields, I need to provide both 'Location - View - All' and 'Department - View - All' to their privilege Group.


Adding 'Location - View - All' to their Group is innocuous (there are no impacts on menus) but adding 'Department - View - All' creates the Home -> Organization -> Departments on the users' menu. My issue is that access to the Department data is what is needed, but I anticipate questions from users as to why they need that given, new menu entry - to which the answer is, "You don't". Not tough to explain; just tiresome.


My question is, is there a way of providing non-Administrators access to the Department list without affecting their Application menu?