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This section tells you how to move cost object hierarchies out of the database when you no longer need them.

  • Deleting test data

To delete test data, go into Customizing for Product Cost Controlling and choose   Production Startup   Delete Cost Objects.  

The program deletes cost object nodes for which neither actual costs were posted nor hierarchy relationships maintained.

  • Delete production data

Production data is deleted in Archiving. Choose   Accounting   Controlling   Cost Object Controlling   Product Cost by Period   Tools   Archiving.  


Archiving is carried out in two steps.

  1. The cost object nodes of the cost object hierarchies are archived.

  2. The data is deleted out of the SAP System.

This ensures that data is not deleted from the database until it is actually present in the archive.

Archiving can only be carried out as a background job. You use a variant for the archiving program to determine which data is to be archived and whether the data is to be deleted from the database.

You can select cost object nodes for archiving with the following parameters:

  • Controlling area

  • Cost object category

  • Name of cost object

Generate archive starts a function that reads the archived data and deletes it from the database if necessary.

See also:

External Storage of General Cost Objects

Archiving of Settlement Documents

For detailed information on archiving, see the document   BC Basis   System Management   Archiving and Deleting Application Data.