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How to find SQL permissions on a table in an OpenEdge database?


TitleHow to find SQL permissions on a table in an OpenEdge database?
URL NameP124758
Article Number000155560
EnvironmentProduct: Progress
Version: 9.1D, 9.1E
Product: OpenEdge
Version: 10.x, 11.x, 12.x
OS: All Supported Operating Systems
Question/Problem Description
How to check user permissions on a table in SQL92?
How to find SQL permissions on a table in an OpenEdge database?
What user permissions are currently defined for a table?

How to find which Tables can be modified by SQL only?

When SQL users try to change a table they have no access to they receive message:

You can only alter security on SQL tables with GRANT and REVOKE.

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After connecting to the SQL side of the Progress / OpenEdge database the following query can be used to check what user(s) have DBA rights:
select * from sysprogress.sysdbauth;

Logging in with a user accounts listed as having DBA privileges will have sufficient rights / privileges to redefine rights on tables to other user(s).

The following command can be used to view what rights are currently defined for a particular table:

select * from sysprogress.systabauth where TBL='<insert table name here>';

Example: Verify which users have rights to the sports2000 pub.benefits table:
select * from sysprogress.systabauth where TBL='BENEFITS';

The output from the select statement:  
  • In this example TESTUSER was the DBA who granted select, SEL, rights to user foo on the Benefits table.
GRANTOR                          GRANTEE                          TBLOWNER              TBL      
-------------------------------- -------------------------------- --------------------- ---------
--- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- -------------------- --------------------                        
PSCBLD                           PSCBLD                           PUB                   BENEFITS 
  g   g   g   g       g   g   g                      0                    0                      
TESTUSER                         foo                              PUB                   BENEFITS 

There will typically be one line of output for each user that specific permissions have been defined for:
  • The first field of this table is the GRANTOR (user who granted permissions ).
  • The second field is the GRANTEE (user to whom permissions are granted).
  • The third field is the Table Owner (who owns the schema of the table).
  • The fourth field is the table name (_field._field-name).
  • The remaining fields are the individual rights which can be toggled to allow particular rights, revoke rights or additionally allow the user to grant those rights as well.
Last Modified Date8/17/2021 12:36 PM
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