Securing Access to Data

You can define data filters for fact tables, dimension tables, and columns that provide row-level security for data model objects. For example, you can create a filter that restricts access to the Products table so that only certain brands are visible to users assigned to a particular role.

  1. In Data Modeler, lock the model for editing.
  2. Edit the fact table, dimension table, or column you want to secure.
  3. Select the Data Filters tab.
  4. Add a role to the Data Filters list by doing one of the following:
    • Click Add and select the appropriate role.
    • In the left pane, click Roles. Then, drag and drop a role to the Data Filters list.
  5. Enter an expression to specify which data is accessible for that role. Either enter the expression directly, or click Full Editor to display the Expression Editor.
  6. Select Enable to specify whether the filter is enabled for that role.
  7. To remove filters from the Data Filters list, do one of the following:
    • Right-click a filter and select Remove.
    • Select Remove from the Actions menu for that filter.
    • Select multiple filters using Shift-click or Ctrl-click, then select Remove Selected from the Data Filters Action menu.
    • Remove all filters by selecting Remove All from the Data Filters Action menu.
  8. Click Done.