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How to create a Script that will grant SELECT on all OpenEdge database tables


TitleHow to create a Script that will grant SELECT on all OpenEdge database tables
URL NameP21021
Article Number000140219
EnvironmentProduct: Progress
Version: 9.1D, 9.1D
Product: OpenEdge
Version: 10.1A, 10.1B, 10.1C, 10.2A, 10.2B, 11.x
OS: All supported platforms
Question/Problem Description
How to create a Script that will grant SELECT on all tables in a Database
How to grant Select on all database tables for SQL users
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While the option to grant all privileges (SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE) can be granted to a user on a table, SQL privileges have to be granted via a SQL client on a table by table basis.  

Rather than running the GRANT statement on each table, an ABL program can be used to generate a SQL script with all the required GRANT statements for each table, then the generated SQL script can be run with a SQL client (e.g. SQLEXP) to grant the permissions needed.

1. Connect to the database with an ABL client and run the following ABL program which will create a file named allfiles.SQL:
​OUTPUT TO c:\temp\allfiles.SQL.

FOR EACH _file WHERE _file._file-num GT 0 AND _file._file-num LT 32000 NO-LOCK:
     PUT UNFORMATTED 'grant select on pub."' + _file._file-name + '" to public ~;'
2. Execute the allfiles.SQL file from SQL Explorer in batch mode:
$   sqlexp -char -infile allfiles.SQL -outfile report.txt -db -S -H -user -password < password>
Last Modified Date11/20/2020 7:14 AM
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