SAP Function Modules

AUTHORITY_CHECK_DATASET SAP Function module - Check Authorization for File Access

AUTHORITY_CHECK_DATASETis a standard SAP function module available within R/3 SAPsystems depending on your version and release level. Below is the pattern details for this FM showing its interface including any import/export parameters, exceptions etc as well as any documentation contributions specific to the object. See here to view full function module documentation and code listing, simply by entering the name AUTHORITY_CHECK_DATASET into the relevant SAP transaction such as SE37 or SE80.

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Associated Function Group: SABC
Released Date: 02.03.2005
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

ABAP code example for AUTHORITY_CHECK_DATASET Function Module

The ABAP code below is a full code listing to execute function module AUTHORITY_CHECK_DATASET including all data declarations. The code uses the latest IN-LINE DATA DECLARATION SYNTAX but I have included an ABAP code snipet at the end to show how declarations would look using the original method of declaring data variables up front. This will allow you to compare and fully understand the new inline method. Please note some of the newer syntax such as the @DATA is not available until a later 4.70 service pack (SP8).

DATA(ld_program). = 'some text here'
DATA(ld_activity) = 'Check type of data required'.

DATA(ld_filename). = 'some text here'. CALL FUNCTION 'AUTHORITY_CHECK_DATASET' EXPORTING * program = ld_program activity = ld_activity filename = ld_filename EXCEPTIONS NO_AUTHORITY = 1 ACTIVITY_UNKNOWN = 2 . " AUTHORITY_CHECK_DATASET
IF SY-SUBRC EQ 0. "All OK ELSEIF SY-SUBRC EQ 1. "Exception "Add code for exception here ELSEIF SY-SUBRC EQ 2. "Exception "Add code for exception here ENDIF.

ABAP code to compare 7.40 inline data declaration with original syntax

The below ABAP code uses the older none in-line data declarations. This allows you to see the coding differences/benefits of the later inline syntax. It may also be useful if you are using an older version of SAP as some of the newer syntax above, such as the @DATA is not available until 4.70 EHP 8.
ld_activity TYPE C ,

ld_program. = 'some text here'
ld_activity = 'Check type of data required'.

ld_filename. = 'some text here'.


This function module allows you to check authorization to access files (with the key words OPEN DATASET, ...See here for full SAP fm documentation