Data archiving: purchase requisitions

This blog will explain how to archive purchase requisitions via object MM_EBAN. Generic technical setup must have been executed already, and is explained in this blog.

Object MM_EBAN

Go to transaction SARA and select object MM_EBAN.

Dependency schedule:

No dependencies.

Main table that is archived:

  • EBAN (Purchase requisitions)

Technical programs and OSS notes

Pre-processing program: RM06BV70

Write program: RM06BW70

Delete program: RM06ID70

Read program: RM06BR30

Relevant OSS notes:

Application specific customizing

In the application specific customizing for MM_EBAN you can maintain the document retention time settings:

You have to set the residence time per requisition type:


In transaction SARA, MM_EBAN select preprocessing:

There are quite some reasons why a purchase requisition cannot be archived.

Executing the write run and delete run

In transaction SARA, MM_EBAN 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 the purchasing group and year. This is needed for data retrieval later on.

After the write run is done, check the logs. MM_EBAN archiving has average speed, and medium percentage of archiving (50 to 90%).

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

Data retrieval

For MM_EBAN start the read via SARA:

Then select the archive file(s).

Result is in a simple list: