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 Archiving of PI Sheets and Work Instructions


Technical Data

Technical name of business function


Type of business function

Enterprise Business Function

Available as of

SAP Enhancement Package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0

Technical usage

Central applications

Application component

Browser-based PI sheet/cockpit (PP-PI-PMA-PMC)

Production orders (PP-SFC)

Directly dependent business function that you must additionally activate

Not relevant

This business function enables you to optically archive browser-based PI sheets or work instructions and later display the archived data from the archive. You can then also delete the archived documents from the database.

With the archiving and subsequent deletion of the objects from the database, you can achieve improved system performance.


You have installed the following components as of the named version:

Type of component


Needed for the following functions only

Software component

SAP_APPL 605 and EA-APPL 605

Technical component or business content, e.g. Portal Content

Not relevant

To be able to use work instructions for production orders, you must first activate the business function LOG_PP_XS_RTG_PO XSteps for Routings and Production Orders.


Optical Archiving

The optical archiving of browser-based PI sheets or work instructions based on the ArchiveLink technology. The PI sheets or work instructions are stored in optical archives of HTTP content servers.

Note Note

Work instructions for process orders for which a batch record is necessary cannot be archived using this new function. In this case, you must use the function for the optical archiving of batch records.

End of the note.

For more information on the optical archiving of PI sheets and work instructions, see: Optical Archiving of PI Sheets and Work Instructions.