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Secure SQL filter function access

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The Dashboard Designer has a SQL filter for greater control over a database query. By default, this feature is restricted to administrative users.

Perform the following steps to change these settings:

Procedure

  1. Ensure the Pentaho Server is not currently running; if it is, run the stop-pentaho script.

  2. Open the /pentaho-solutions/system/dashboards/settings.xml file with a text editor.

  3. Locate the following line and modify it accordingly:

    <!-- roles with sql execute permissions -->
    <sql-execute-roles>Administrator</sql-execute-roles>

    NoteValues are separated by commas, with no spaces between roles.
  4. Locate the following line and modify it accordingly:

    <!-- users with sql execute permissions -->
    <sql-execute-users>Administrator</sql-execute-users>

    NoteValues are separated by commas, with no spaces between user names.
  5. Save and close the text editor.

  6. Restart the Pentaho Server with the start-pentaho script.

Results

The SQL filter function is now available in Dashboard Designer to the users and roles you specified.