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This was today’s SAP Community call with a presentation from Bruno Lucattelli

Recording is here and upcoming calls are here

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Bruno is active in SAP Inside tracks

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We have seen these slides, moving to S/4HANA with a simplified database

Once data is in S/4HANA, you add more and more information

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Archiving through the different architecture and temperatures

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Partitioning  – you don’t want all these years in memory, as it will cost the server

Hot – in memory

Cold – on disk

New field Data Aging

Q: Can I do rolling months instead of hard years?

A: Yes

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Data Aging objects come from the ABAP Stack

Age different records from different tables, not just VBAK

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Look at different records from different tables


Should the sales order document be aged or not?

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You can add your own logic to the data aging object with an enhancement spot

Decide to age from a business perspective

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Get in situation where adding more hardware

Aged data to disk and memory consumption gets lower

Periodically run aging – e.g. every 3 months, 6 months

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Purchase item has 1 partition

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Can partition by hash

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Authorization needed to perform data aging is shown above


See the recording for a demonstration

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See the data aging transaction after you turn on the switch enhancement framework

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Activate the object

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Transaction to move data to hot/cold – love the name, DAGRUN

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Considerations are shown above

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Check your ABAP; it is impacted

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SE16N is impacted  – additional settings to access historical

Q: I thought SE16 in HANA was SE16H?

A: However I didnt find the same option in SE16H, just SE16N

Check jobs

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SAP Notes/Blogs

Q:  Small question can we rollback the partioning also, for example later we realize we created wrong partitions?

A: No

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  1. Raquel Pereira da Cunha

    Thank you so much Tammy Powlas for sharing the recording link and the summary of this great Community Call.

    Bruno Lucattelli,

    very good and interesting presentation! Luckily it was recorded, I couldn’t join the call. Thanks for sharing your experience. I hope we have a session about it at SITsp 😉



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