Some customers and community people have sometimes the question how to create a specific role in AX2012 where people have just “read only” rights. In the past I used a specific trick to establish such a role in just 10 minutes. (This besides finetuning. see details below).
Recently this question came across on the Dynamics Community again, so I decided to write a blog about creating this role.
The approach is simple. All Duties and Privileges in AX do have a pattern. All read only duties end with the word “Inquire”. Setup forms can also have read only rights and end with “Review”. The privileges do end with “View” for forms. Reports normally end with “Generate”.
When you create an AOT project and used the filter for selecting the duties ending with “*Inquire” and “*Review” you have a list of all “read only” duties. Then create a new role. Drag and drop all duties from your project to the new role and you have created your “Read only” role.
You can now use the role and eventually test it by using the Security Development Tool which is available on Informationsource.
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That’s all for now. Till next time!
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