Data archiving: WM transfer requirements and orders

This blog will explain how to archive WM transfer orders and requirements via objects RL_TA and RL_TB. Generic technical setup must have been executed already, and is explained in this blog.

Objects RL_TA and RL_TB

Go to transaction SARA and select object RL_TA and RL_TB.

Dependency schedule (no dependencies for both):

Main tables that are archived:

  • LTAK (transfer order header)
  • LTAP (transfer order item)
  • LTBK (transfer requirement header)
  • LTBP (transfer requirement item)

Technical programs and OSS notes


Write program: RLREOT00S

Delete program: RLREOT10

Read program:RLRT0001


Write program: RLREOB00S

Delete program: RLREOB10

Read program: RLRB0001

Relevant OSS notes:

Application specific customizing

RL_TA and RL_TB don’t have application specific customizing.

Typically RL_TA and RL_TB will yield 90 to 100% documents that can be archived.

Executing the write run and delete run

In transaction SARA, RL_TA or RL_TB select the write run:

Select your data, save the variant and start the archiving write run.

Give the archive session a good name that describes sales warehouse and year. This is needed for data retrieval later on.

After the write run is done, check the logs. RL_TA and RL_TB archiving has average speed, and a high percentage of archiving (up to 90 to 100%).

Deletion run is standard by selecting the archive file and starting the deletion run.

Data retrieval

Start the data retrieval program and fill selection criteria for transfer orders:

Start the data retrieval program and fill selection criteria for transfer requirements:

In the popup screen select the wanted archive files.

3 thoughts on “Data archiving: WM transfer requirements and orders”

  1. Hi,

    Just a small question.
    I have realized that the Residence time, specified in the Write program in the selection screen, is only a 3 digits number.
    Is there any option to modify it to a 4 digits number?.


    1. Hi Jaime,

      The three digit is standard SAP. No easy option of extending it.
      999 is the maximum and that is 2,5 years. For most warehouse processes that is a very long period. Warehouse processes finish fast. So even archiving older than 90 days is feasible in most businesses.

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