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Restrict User to swiping of Reports or Folders from another place to another



Restrict User to swiping of Reports or Folders from another place to another


Hi Team,
Is there any way to restrict the user from swiping (Drag and Drop) the reports or folders from one place to another in BI page.  May be using security or policies.
This may be happening unintentionally without the knowledge of the user sometimes.
Eg: a report or analysis has placed in the below 
path: /Shared Folders/Custom/Human Capital Management/QC Interfaces/HR/China - ADP Streamline Report
User will drag the report and drops into another path. 
/Shared Folders/Custom/Human Capital Management/QC Reports/HR/China - ADP Streamline Report
Please suggest any way.


  • moved to correct forum.

  • hi Murali,

    Interesting topic - I am sure most of us have experienced this issue.  I am not aware if there is any priv/roles to prevent these actions.



  • Nathan CCC
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    Hi, Yes I think this can be controlled by security. A person must have a role that inherits author to move files from folder to folder. So you can revoke author privilege to only the people who need it. Let everyone else be a consumer. Only grant author to people who have the level of competence required. Drag and drop can be considered a bad practice. The alternative is to select file, select copy, select target folder, select paste. To further control what Authors can do folder by folder then for each folder you can set a role for one group of people has only Read and Traverse like a Consumer but another group of people get Write. For more information see Oracle® Fusion Middleware User's Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11g Release 1 (11.1.1) E10544-08 December 2014
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  • Hi Nathan,


    Thank you for your time and explanation! 

    I will discuss with my team and will share the comments with them to check the feasibility to accommodate the changes to the existing security configuration.

    Thank you!