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2603805 - Compensation- Field Based Permissions are not working with Ad-hoc Reporting


Ad-hoc reporting is not respecting the Field Based Permissions which are defined within a Compensation Plan.


  • Compensation
  • Variable Pay

Reproducing the Issue

1.Enable Field Based Permissions for a given Compensation Plan. This is done via plan set up > settings.


2.Next go to Analytics > Ad-hoc Reporting and create a new report on the compensation planning domain

Compensation Planning Domain 3.PNG

3.You will find columns do NOT respect field based permissions which are defined within Design worksheet. Below is an example where a manager cannot see a field within a worksheet but can select this under columns.

ad hoc column 3.png


Expected Behavior


Configuring Field Based Permissions for a Compensation Plan only affects the Compensation environment. Currenlty Ad-hoc framework does not support Field Based Permissions. This means in the worksheet(s), any field that a user does not have permission to view will not show, while in Ad-hoc reporting they will. For more information on Field Based Permissions see:

  • 2091568 - Enabling Field Based Permissions (FBP) - Compensation
  • 2135479 - Permissions - Field-based permissions using RBP - Compensation
  • 2187611 - Variable Pay - Field-based permissions using RBP Roles


Field Based Permissions, FBP, Compensation, Variable Pay, Ad-hoc Reporting, , KBA , LOD-SF-CMP , Compensation Management , LOD-SF-VRP , Variable Pay Programs , Problem


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