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You have created and activated a data archiving process for an InfoProvider.


You can create an archiving request manually without using a process chain.


  1. You are in Modeling, in the Data Warehousing Workbench. Choose Manage from the InfoProvider context menu in the InfoProvider tree.

  2. Choose the Archiving tab page. This tab page is only displayed if there is an A version of the data archiving process.

    Choose the Archiving button if you are dealing with semantically partitioned objects.

  3. Click on the Create Archiving Request button.

  4. Make the required settings:

    • When dealing with semantically partitioned objects, you can decide whether you want to archive across all partitions or only archive a specific partition. If the semantically partitioned object is a write-optimized DataStore object, you have to select a partition.


      Using process chains, you can archive several partitions in parallel.

    • Under Primary Time Restrictions, you can set the exact partition range that you want to archive by specifying relative or absolute times.

    • Under Further Restrictions, you can use the characteristics that you specified as additional partitioning characteristics to set further restrictions. In the case of semantically partitioned objects, you can restrict them to one partition here.

    • Under Process Flow Control, you can either resume unfinished archiving processes or specify whether a archiving process should only run until a specific status is reached. See Status of Archiving Request.

      For data archiving processes without an ADK connection, you can also choose between the Test Mode and Productive Mode. Only tests are run in the test mode. No data is actually archived.

    • Under Further Restrictions, you can select values for your partitioning characteristics.

  5. Before starting the archiving session in productive mode, you can start it in test mode first:
    • To perform the run in test mode, choose In the Background or In Dialog.
    • To perform the run in productive mode, choose In the Background or In Dialog.
  6. Choose Back. The generated archiving request is displayed.

  7. You start other processing steps using the status columns. The status of the request depends on what you specified under Process Flow Control. You can execute the rest of the steps by choosing the pushbutton for the last status entry. For more information on the different statuses, see Status of Archiving Request.


If the archiving request has run in the productive mode and the status is green, the data has been archived. If you then discover that you still need the data in the InfoProvider, you can reload it.

More information:

Reloading Archived Data

Loading Archived Data Using a Data Transfer Process