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Viewing Archived Data after system copy back to quality

When we copy our ECC production system back to our Quality system, you can not view the archived data (except fields in the infostructure), because our Quality system is not hooked to the production (OpenText) repository. It is hooked to a OpenText for the quality (test) system.

This lack of access to the archived data causes some problems in Quality, and would cause more where we were thinking of having some custom logic actually include the archived data.

I am wondering what other companies do relative to their copy backs and archive data repository access from the Quality systems.

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  • Jan 18, 2018 at 11:07 PM

    We have no way to access from the quality system the productive archive.

    At the time when I did archiving we had a biweekly refresh of the Q system, this helped me a lot to do productive test runs for data archiving which gave me the needed information about runtimes as well as we could do quality checks on the archived data, whether all information got archived or something has been missing, if everything got deleted or something was still left in the tables without going the risk to destroy valuable data which can't be restored for most of the archive runs.

    And for this reason I was glad that the connected archive was a test archive and I did not need to bother about the stored archive files.

    What would be the use case to reach trough to the production archive?

    I see only one use case which would be to test own new developed reports which need to access archived data.

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    • Hi Jurgen, sorry I did not get back to you.

      Would definitely still want to write to the test archive from quality. We test there as you do. But might want to be able to still "read" the production archive from quality.

      Use case would be archive reports as you mention, but more importantly, we have some special costing logic that may need to read archived data to come up with proper result. If I don't have the same archived data available to them in Q as in P, it would alter the results of some of their costing analysis / reports that they would be trying to test.