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SAP ILM-IRM Blocking document (S_IRM_BLOC)

May 01 at 11:08 AM


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we are setup SAP ILM on EHP8 SAP_BASIS 750-004, the blocking feature.

- SFW5 ILM, ILM_BLOCKING are active

- Audit area ILMARA and policies IRMPOL are configured

- ILMSOTOREADM, works fine

IRM retention policy:

(Authorization group = PPPP), (Min. ret. time = 10), (Max ret.time=blank), (Retention time unit = Year), (Rime ref.=End of Year). It's a live policy.

Once archived the FI_DOCUMNT using SARA, all seems correct. The document it's

correctly archived, the rule correctly applied to the archive.

When a user try to open the document using FB03 transaction the system show the message: Document 1000 400004658 1999 is already archived.

I'm expecting, since the switch for blocking is active AND if today date it's minor of Maximum retention time, an authorization check over S_IRM_BLOC authorization object.

The check over S_IRM_BLOC authorization object not happen. What could be the reason?

Many thanks.


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2 Answers

Gergely Juhasz
May 03 at 10:36 AM

Dear Massimo!

As per your provided info the max retention time is not set (blank) in policy.

However blocking refers to maximum retention time.

For more info read online help:

Best regards


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Massimo Manara May 05 at 11:28 PM

Thanks Gergely!

Max retention equal to blank means 31.12.9999. So, today it's minor of 31.12.9999. Then S_IRM_BLOC should be checked.


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