A user with elevated permissions (security_admin) may be presented with several error messages when attempting to import an XML file.
The error messages are usually follow the pattern:
Skipping record for table <table_name> and id <sys_id> - permission denied
Release or Environment
These error messages are generated because there is a mismatch between the current scope and the scope of the records listed in the XML file. This behavior is designed to be a kind of security constraint.
The 'Maint' role is required to perform a successful import of the XML file which might contain several records in different scopes. Alternatively, you can import a single record at time whose scope matches the current scope.