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Should BC_XMB be an XML-based archiving object?

BC_XMB is widely used for archiving XI messages.

However if you look into AOBJ, it is NOT an XML-based archiving object.

Could you gurus explain why?


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Hi Linda,

This is my understanding:

Though BC_XMB archives XML messages, BC_XMB itself is not an XML based archive object. Which means, the archive files created by BC_XMB is not in xml format, but in ADK format.

I feel so based on following reasons

1. SAP documentation mentions that an XML archive object does not make use of Archive Information system. (Refer to Link:[] -> XML-Based Archiving - >Restrictions

But BC_XMB has infostructure SAP_BC_XMB, which means BC_XMB is not an xml based archive object.

2. SAP Documentation mentions 'You can recognize an XML archiving object by the indicator XML Archiving Object, which must be set in the detail screen of transaction AOBJ.', but BC_XMB does not have this indicator, as you mentioned.



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