How to use "me98" to delete PO from system completely?
If we use "me98"(archive) to delete a PO that have a mistake for vendor
code. The following step is:
the 1 step: Maintain and save a variant. For this variant, we have to create
a name for this variant and select the PO which want to delete. it's right?
the 2 step: "Start Date". For "Start Date",we select the "immediate " to
execute it. Is it right?
the 3 step: whether we maintain the "Spool Params" or not? May we execute it
immediately or not?
Archiving is not deleting. What do you think why SAP developed that much
programs to retrieve and read data from an archive.
Archiving is saving and keeping data for a certain period (based on local
laws for data retention and auditing purposes) outside of the production data
base. Such a job is usually done to keep the database small and fast.
While doing archiving the records are written to a file and verified to be
readable and then the original record gets deleted from the database. Only if
you delete then the file with the archived data you have deleted the record
Sometimes people seems to work like a burglar and want erase every single
evidence for an error. But even errors, or especially errors are subject to be
audited if they are corrected in the right way. This is the same for financial
and tax auditiors as for auditors for ISO 9000.
To be able to archive, you need to setup the path from SAP to the archive.
You need to define the size of your archive and how may records should be kept
Step 1: Create variant for Archiving. Give it a name. Enter your PO number.
Flag One step procedure. Flag detailed log. Erase flag for test run.
Step 2: Maintain your start date, you can use Immediate in such a small
Step 3: Maintain spool parameters. Enter your printer and set the values if
you want to print immediatly and if you want keep the print. I suggest to hold
the spool in the system. This helps you to determine any error.
Step 4. Execute the variant.
It creates 4 jobs:
ARV_MM_EKKO_SUB...., ARV_MM_EKKO_WRI.... ARV_MM_EKKO_DEL.....
ARV_MM_EKKO_STO.... If one of the steps fails, then everything is rolled back,
hence nothing is archived, the record is still in your database. In this case
use the jobs spool and joblogs to find out what happend.