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Access Protection Concept for Value Helps

Many applications now support to distinguish between granting Display permission to data (usually associated with activity value 03 in authorizations) and granting value help access (usually associated with activity value F4).

Technical Details

Product Feature is


Country Dependency

Valid for all countries

Application Component



SAP S/4HANA 1809

Additional Details

While activity Display permits to access the full scope of the respective business object (including access to value helps) activity value F4 only permits access to a value selector and the limited subset of information displayed in the value selector. To achieve this, access protection to value helps were introduced and enhanced authorization proposals for the affected applications are delivered.

Effects on Existing Data

Users who neither have Display' authorization (usually encoded as activity 03) nor value help access authorization (activity value F4) are no longer permitted to see the value help content.

Effects on System Administration

Authorization default values are delivered by SAP to support the refinement of the authorization concept. Please refer to the list of affected application functionality attached to SAP Note 2682142 Information published on SAP site and perform the postprocessing steps as described in SAP Note 1539556 Information published on SAP site (question 2).

You can omit this activity temporarily by applying SAP Note 2606478 Information published on SAP site. This introduces the role SAP_NEW_F4 which can be used to grant unrestricted access to value helps.

See Also

For more information about the upgrade process, see the Upgrade Guide for SAP S/4HANA at http://help.sap.com/s4hana_op_1809.