Creating Archiving Objects

Prerequisites

The programs you enter must already exist in the system.

Procedure

  1. Call transaction AOBJ.
  2. Choose New Entries and enter the following data:
    • General Information
      • Object Name
        Name of the archiving object
      • Text
        Short description
      • Application Area
        Organizational category for assigning archive files
      • Application Component
        Used for assigning archive files
    • Programs and Functions
      • Write Program

Name of the program that writes the archive files

      • Interruption Possible

Setting this indicator means the archiving object supports Interruption and Continuation of an Archiving Session. If you set this, the write program must also handle the interruption request. This indicator must not be set if the Do Not Start Before End of Write Phase is set.

      • Delete Program
        Name of the program that deletes the data from the database after the write program has finished
      • Do Not Start Before End of Write Phase

If this indicator is set, the delete programs do not start until the write program is finished. To actually start the delete phase immediately, the Start automatic. indicator must be set in archiving-object-specific Customizing.

This indicator should not be set for most archiving objects. Before you set this indicator, decide whether you actually need to use this indicator or can do without it.

      • Reload Program (optional)
        Name of the program with which the data can be loaded from the archive back into the database.
      • Prohibit New Session During Reload

If this indicator is set, no new archiving session is generated when reloading archiving sessions. The reload program is not authorized to call the function module ARCHIVE_SAVE_OBJECT.

      • Preprocessing Program (optional)
        Name of the program with which data is to be prepared for data archiving.
      • Postprocessing Program (optional)
        Name of the program with which data is to be processed after it has been archived. If, for example, the data is only marked for deletion in the delete program, the actual deletion can be executed in the postprocessing program.
      • Index Build Program

Name of the program for building indexes

      • ArchiveSelect.Active

If this indicator is set, the Archive Selection pushbutton is displayed in transaction SARA for building and deleting indexes. If you select archive files using variants, do not set this indicator.

      • Index Delete Program

Name of the program for deleting indexes

      • Index Build Allowed

If this indicator is set, an index can be created for this archiving object. For more information, see Creating ADK Indexes and Using Them to Access Archive. The actual index creation can be controlled by a Customizing entry.

      • "Invalid" Indicator Cannot Be Revoked

If this indicator is set, the "Invalid" indicator for archiving sessions cannot be reset in archive management once it is set.

      • Archiving Object Generated

Indicates the archiving object was generated.

As of SAP Web Application Server 6.10 write and delete programs can no longer be generated at runtime.

      • Cross-Client
        Archiving is client-independent.
      • End Dialog
        Dialog mode must stop before archiving can begin. Only set this if collisions may occur during data archiving. In general, this should not be set as it was primarily designed for older archiving objects where parallel operation was not able to be guaranteed between online operation and data archiving.
    • Documentation
      • Info for Write Program

Name of the document containing information about the object-specific write program

      • Info for Delete Program
        Name of the document containing information about the object-specific delete program.
      • Info for Reload Program

Name of the document containing information about the object-specific reload program.

      • Info for Preprocess Prog
        Name of the document containing information about the object-specific preprocessing program.
      • Info for Postproc Prog
        Name of the document containing information about the object-specific postprocessing program.
      • Info for Read Program

Name of the document containing information about the object-specific read program.

You create the documents using the documentation maintenance transaction (SE61).

  1. Save your entries and return to the initial screen of transaction AOBJ.

Result

Your new archiving object is included in the list of archiving objects in the system. You can now create additional information about your archiving object by selecting the line and choosing one of the actions under Archiving Object.