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You have the option of preparing the data in the database for archiving. For example, the preprocessing program selects the data for archiving.


  1. Call Archive Administration (transaction SARA).

  2. On the initial screen, enter the name of the archiving object in the Object Name field.

  3. Choose Preprocessing.

    This takes you to the Archive Administration: Preprocessing screen, in which you can schedule a background job for the program.

  4. Use the F4 help to choose a variant. If there is no variant available, choose Variant and enter the relevant variant.


    You can use a variant only in one job. Otherwise you risk the data being archived more than once. If you use a variant again, a dialog box notifies you of this. Choose Jobs with Selected Variant to access the overview of all jobs that already have variants created. In the job overview, you can delete jobs that use a specific variant.

  5. Enter the start date and the spool parameters.

    More information:

    Entering the Start Date

    Entering Spool Parameters


    You use the Archive Directory to determine the amount for available storage space in the current object-specific archive directory.


You have now entered all data required for the background job. To create the job, choose Execute.