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kpro, vaults & content server

Hello all

what is a 'knowledge provider' in simple terms. ?

contrary to a DMS secure storage area (which is always) a SAP database.

so would anyone tell me what is a kpro with an example please.

also what's a 'vault' {other than the obvious} and a 'content server' ? with an example please.


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Hi Shovon,

as far as I know a Knowledge Provider is a Content Server and on one content server you can maintain different storage categories. Into the storage categories the originals are checked in by using DMS.

So the Content Server is the like a drive (C:\) on your PC and the storage category is a folder (temp).

In former times the storage in DMS was possible by using SAP-SYSTEM, archive or vault. So the vault is a former stroage type and in most cases it was realised by maintaining an application server as vault.

For more information on how to set up a vault, please see SAP note 183119.

However now I would recommend you to use the Content Server (KPRO) storage function because this allows you to add an unlimited number of originals to a documetn info record. With vault functionality you can only add two originals per document info record.

So I hope my explanation is useful for you.

Best regards,


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