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required_access_grants

This page refers to the required_access_grants parameter that is part of a dimension, dimension group, measure, filter, or parameter.

required_access_grants can also be part of an Explore, described on this documentation page.

required_access_grants can also be part of a join, described on this documentation page.

required_access_grants can also be part of a view, described on this documentation page.

Usage

view: view_name {
  dimension: field_name {
    required_access_grants: [access_grant_name, access_grant_name, …]
  }
}

Hierarchy

required_access_grants

Possible Field Types

Dimension, dimension group, measure, filter, parameter

Accepts

Square brackets containing a comma-separated list of access grant names

Definition

required_access_grants pairs with the model-level access_grant parameter to limit access for a field to only those users who have a specific user attribute value assigned to them.

required_access_grants works like this:

  1. You define an access grant using the access_grant parameter. As part of the definition, you associate the access grant with a user attribute. You also specify which user attribute values provide access to the access grant.
  2. Next, you use required_access_grants to restrict the field to only those users who have access to every access grant listed.

For example, the following LookML requires that users have access to both the can_view_financial_data and the view_payroll access grants to see the salary dimension:

dimension: salary { … required_access_grants: [can_view_financial_data, view_payroll] }

Users who don’t have access to all of the access grants assigned to the field will not have access to the field. They will not see the field in the Field Picker while exploring. If users view a Look that includes the restricted field, they will see a warning message saying, “<view.field> no longer exists on <view>, or you do not have access to it, and it will be ignored.” The warning message is suppressed on dashboard tiles.

For more information on how to define an access grant, see the access_grant documentation page.

Example

Expose the salary dimension to only those users who have access to the payroll access_grant:

dimension: salary { type: number required_access_grants: [payroll] }

Additional Considerations

Viewing Restricted Views with Calculated Fields on Saved Looks and Dashboards

Since users who do not have access to a restricted field cannot access that field, this can cause changes in viewed data in a saved Look or dashboard tile.

For example, a measure that uses a restricted dimension will not have access to the data in the restricted dimension, so the measure aggregation occurs without that data. Thus, users who do not have access to the restricted dimension will see different results in the measure than users who do have access to the restricted dimension.

Table calculations based on a restricted field display an error for users who do not have access to the restricted field, since the table calculation does not have access to the restricted field.

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