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Apr 04, 2006 at 02:08 PM

Difference in storage method for DMS and Services for Object

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Hi-

Our R/3 version is: 4.7 Enterprise.

In most (if not all) of the transactions users execute, there is a feature where they can attach a file using "Services for Object" from their PC to the associated record (i.e. material master, purchase orders, service notifications, etc.)

What I would like to know is where the document is stored. From what I found on help.sap.com it says that it is a link from the user's PC. But I would guess it is storing a copy of the file as a blob on the R/3 server somewhere. Is this true? Or is there a risk if the user's harddrive dies, that the file is no longer available for viewing?

I am trying to determine the difference between using the Services for Object feature vs. DMS and setting up an object link for the specific object type (i.e. material).

Thanks!

-Jenn