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Permission Problem to use EntityServices.CreateDateShape with System user

cbaurand
8-Gravel

Permission Problem to use EntityServices.CreateDateShape with System user

Hi,
When trying to call CreateDataShape on EntityServices from SystemUser, i get this exception:
"Unable to process import: Not authorized for Create".

 

If i give the execution permission to the System user on this service, it doen't change anything.

Could someone tell me which specific permissions i need to give to be able to call the CreateDataShape service ?

 

Thanks for your help.

4 REPLIES 4
TanmeyTWX
15-Moonstone
(To:cbaurand)

Hi @cbaurand,

 

By System User, did you mean user added into Administrators group or what?

If you are trying to execute CreateDataShape service from Resources--Entity Services, it will only create Datashape with name and no fields.

You can write your own service to achieve the same. Please refer below sample code.

 


var params = {
infoTableName: "myDS" /* STRING */
};
// result: INFOTABLE
var infotable = Resources["InfoTableFunctions"].CreateInfoTable(params);

var newField = new Object();
newField.name = "column1";
newField.baseType = 'STRING';
newField.ordinal = 4;
infotable.AddField(newField);

 

Resources["EntityServices"].CreateDataShape({
name: "myDS" /* STRING */,
description: undefined /* STRING */,
fields: infotable /* INFOTABLE */,
tags: undefined /* TAGS */
});

System user is the built-in Thingworx System user. This call "Resources["EntityServices"].CreateDataShape"  fails with this user.

mnarang
17-Peridot
(To:cbaurand)

Are you referring to the in-built OOTB ThingWorx System user? Or is it user created by you and named "SystemUser"? 
If it is the in-built OOTB ThingWorx system user, then how you are executing the service from this user thread?

Yes, it's the ThingWorx System user. The service is called by subscription on a property. When the property change, the service is called.

 

Continuing my investigation, i found this topic:

"https://community.ptc.com/t5/ThingWorx-Developers/Unable-to-create-a-user-via-a-script/td-p/530612".
-> give the design time permission to the System user.
I belived it would be the solution but it isn't!

So wait for any suggestion!

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