SAP Archive Retention

Maybe you ask yourself how to eliminate the obsolete archive from the archive storage system in a consistent way, and to delete at the same time the archive links in SAP Archivelink tables, the records in the Archive Server database, and the archived documents and files in the storage system.

Actually the archive destruction should be triggered from SAP, but strange enough there is currently no SAP standard solution for this purpose.

Archive Retention triggered by SAP

This why we developed our own solution, which makes use of standard SAP Archivelink functionality : you decide about the retention by document type or by archive object, and the references and documents are eliminated consistently.