Scheduling Preprocessing Programs


You are in the Archive Administration: Initial Screen (transaction SARA). You have entered the name of the archiving object in the Object Name field.

Preprocessing programs prepare the data in the database for archiving, for example by marking records for archiving. Archive files are not created. Preprocessing is not usually necessary.


  1. Choose Preprocessing.

    The Archive Administration: Preprocessing screen appears in which you can schedule a background job for the program.

  2. Choose a variant using input help. If there are no existing variants, choose Variants to maintain the desired variant.

    You can only use a variant in one job. Otherwise, data could be archived more than once. If you use a variant again, a dialog box notifies of this. Choose Jobs with Selected Variant to access the overview of all jobs that already have variants created. In the job overview, you can delete jobs using a specific variant.

  3. Maintain the Start Date and the Spool Parameters.

The Archive Directory function enables you to establish how much free space there is in the current object-specific archive directory.


You have now entered all the data needed for the background job. Choose Create Job to create the job.