An archiving class is used to consistently archive and access data that belongs together from a technical or application point of view. Archiving classes typically process data that is self-contained and shared by different business objects. This data also usually forms a logical (rather than a business) object. Typical examples of the use of archiving classes include those for SAPscript texts, change documents, and purchase requisitions.
Archiving classes are developed exclusively by SAP and must always be used with an archiving object. They cannot be used on their own.
You can use the public methods of these objects in your archiving programs. Figure 1 illustrates how archiving classes interact with ADK and your archiving programs.
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Naming convention: <CLASS>_ARCHIVE_OBJECT
Naming convention: <CLASS>_ARCHIVE_GET_TABLE
No naming convention for class-specific read function modules
Figure 1: ADK Interface and Class Interface