AUTHORITY_CHECK_DATASET is a standard SAP function module available within R/3 SAP systems depending on your version and release level. Below are the pattern details for this FM showing its interface including any import, export parameters etc and for your convenience any standard documentation available. All this information and more can be viewed if you enter the function module name AUTHORITY_CHECK_DATASET into the relevant SAP transaction such as SE37 or SE80.
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Pattern for FM AUTHORITY_CHECK_DATASET - AUTHORITY CHECK DATASET
SAP Documentation for FM AUTHORITY_CHECK_DATASET
Associated Function Group:
CALL FUNCTION 'AUTHORITY_CHECK_DATASET' "Check Authorization for File Access
* program = " authb-program ABAP program in which access occurs
activity = " c Access Type (See Function Documentation)
filename = " authb-filename File name
NO_AUTHORITY = 1 " You are not authorized for this access
ACTIVITY_UNKNOWN = 2 " Access type unknown
. " AUTHORITY_CHECK_DATASET
This function module allows you to check authorization to access files
(with the key words OPEN DATASET>,
READ DATASET>, TRANSFER> and
DELETE DATASET>). A check should be performed
before opening a file.
The authorization check is performed uwing the authorization object
Description of function parameters:
PROGRAM: Name of the ABAP program from which the file access is
performed. If no program name is specified, the system assumes the
ACTIVITY: Access type. The possible values are:
READ: Read file
WRITE: Change file
READ_WITH_FILTER: Read file with filter function
WRITE_WITH_FILTER: Change file with filter function
DELETE: Delete file
FILENAME: Name of accessed file
CALL FUNCTION 'AUTHORITY_CHECK_DATASET'
EXPORTING PROGRAM = 'ZDATASET'
ACTIVITY = SABC_ACT_READ
FILENAME = '/tmp/sapv01'
EXCEPTIONS NO_AUTHORITY = 1
ACTIVITY_UNKNOWN = 2.
The values to be passed as the ACTIVITY> are defined as constants
in the TYPE-POOL SABC>.
Documentation extract taken from SAP system, Copyright (c) SAP AG