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CHANGEDOCU - Read Archive data from Content Repository (Open Text)

Jan 14 at 11:21 AM


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Hello Experts,

I am at stage where the Archiving configuration has been established and is working wll. The only requirement is to read the data back from the Open Text. Below are a details:

  1. Once we archive the Change documents from the CDHDR & CDPOS table, an Archive File is created on the Application Server. This file & the SAP data of the database table are still existing within the SAP environment.
  2. Post the Archive, I perform the SARA option "Store", which would save this Archive File from the SAP Application Server on to the Open Text server. Still the data and file exists within the SAP environment.
  3. Now when I Delete this Archived File using the SARA with option "DELETE", the data from the CDHDR & CDPOS is deleted in addition to the Archive File that was created on the SAP Application Sever. Now there is no data of the archived files in SAP, but only on Open Text only.

The requirement is that a User should see an Archived document from the Open Text of the given BP under the "CHANGE HISTORY" option from the Menu Bar, from the Application page should be able to access/view this Archived data from the Open Text server directly back to the application page of the end User…

Eagerly awaiting your response.

Thanking You in advance.


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Hello Again,

My above query is related to SAP - IS Utilities industry. The client is in no position to accept a Custom solution to this and is strictly looking forward to a Standard solution only.



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Jürgen L
Jan 14 at 06:58 PM

SAP archives the change documents together with the application data and in this case the reference between your business document and the change document is available to allow access directly from the application

if you choose to archive change documents independently to the business data then the reference is broken and you have to use transaction SARE with an info structure (based on the field catalog SAP_CHANGEDOCU1) to display the archived change documents

see OSS note 1291342 - CD: Archiving change documents

and the hint in the yellow box in the docu:

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Hello Jurgen,

Thank you for your quick reply. However, i had already activated the Info Object "SAP_CHANGEDOCU1" but found it to be not at all user friendly to the Business Users/End Users; who would be mostly looking for Change History data in their day-to-day activities.

None of the Input parameters could be found easily to help them in easily locating their Change History data from the Open Text server.

Thanking You,


Hitesh Chudasama

exact. This all has to be taken into account when you do the decision if you archive change documents together with the business objects or independently.

Beside of that the right timing is important, If you archive to close to the current date then of course more people will have the need to look into the archive, if you archive for example only documents older than 2 years then there might only be an occasional case for checking the archive. So this could then be done by a key user only instead of all end users.