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Archiving Flag

Hi All,

Could you tell me which program or transaction is used to set the archiving flag i.e. BUT000-XDELE.



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In order to decrease the load on your database and to improve your systemu2019s performance, you have the possibility of archiving and then deleting business partner data.


Check whether the archive information structure, CA_BUPA_ALL, has been activated and that the necessary system settings have been made in the Customizing. See Archiving.

You can only archive business partners that have been flagged for archiving. You can set an archiving flag in one of the following ways:

Manual setting of the indicator Archiving flag in the Business Partner dialog on the tab page Status

Setting the archiving flag during data cleansing

Setting the archiving flag with the help of the transaction set deletion or archiving flag (BUPA_PRE_DA)

Start Archiving

In the initial screen of the archive administration (transaction SARA), enter the object name CA_BUPA for archiving business partners.

Choose the pushbutton Write.

You reach a screen on which you can schedule a background job for the write program.

You choose a variant of the report BUSOBARCH via the input help. You also enter a start data and define a spool parameter.

If a variant has not been defined, you create a variant of the report BUSOBARCH. Select the business partners to be archived using the selection criteria and assign a short text for the archive.

You have scheduled a background job for archiving.

You can view the status of the archiving via the pushbutton Job overview.

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