ahh, but with column level permissions, you get errors that says user does not have permission to object:column, instead of empty values.
it depends on what the OP wants in that case.
For me, the column level permossions eliminate the ability to use the same report for all users...you need something that changes the report based on the user in that case.
if security is via database permissions,
i would use the IS_MEMBER('RoleName') = 1 function in the case statement example above, filter visibility based on the role the calling user is in;
if he has his own table within the application wwhich determines who is in which role, it's a basic modification of the same principal.
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