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Function documentationPostprocessing Program (FI)


The postprocessing program is used to delete the secondary indexes of financial accounting from the database, according to the secondary index life you entered in Customizing.


The postprocessing program starts automatically following archiving, if you have made the necessary setting in Archiving-Object-Specific Customizing. This setting is made under the technical settings for archiving object FI_DOCUMNT by selecting the indicator Start automatically for the postprocessing program.

The postprocessing program then functions like a general deletion program, deleting the dataset from the secondary indexes. For this you must create a variant.

You can also manually start the postprocessing program and enter the necessary selection criteria, from within Archive Administration by choosing Postprocessing. This may be necessary, for example, when you are faced with an overloaded database. Deleting the expired secondary indexes creates more space on the database, without the need for archiving the actual documents.


The post processing program deletes all secondary indexes whose lives have expired by the key date. The index life runs from the clearing date (or the posting date in the case of accounts not managed on an open item basis). The documents belonging to the secondary index must already have been archived.

The program deletes the secondary indexes from tables BSIS, BSAS, BASAD BSAK and BSIP. The secondary index entries in table BSIM are not deleted by the postprocessing program. Instead they are deleted directly together with the document data by the delete program.

Note Note

The postprocessing program takes clearing transactions into account, meaning that if you select both cleared and open items for display, the displayed balance can be incorrect. In accounting terms no error has occurred, since the balance is equivalent to the total of open items. You should therefore display balances using the account balance function and not line item display.

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