This parameter sets the default expiry time in seconds for ICM cache entries. After the expiry time of an entry expires (expiry time is calculated from entry in the cache), the entry is marked as invalid and can thus be overwritten by new entries.


Work area

Internet Communication Manager, SAP Web Dispatcher


Integer value (seconds)

Standard value

86400 (1 day)

Dynamically changeable


Value Range and Syntax

You can set values between 0 and 2 000 000 000.


The parameter only determines a standard value.


Usually, the expiry time for every cache entry is set individually by the relevant HTTP request handler (see Internet Communication Framework).

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Note the following documentation:

ICM Server Cache

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