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Jun 05, 2010 at 04:34 AM

Change of System Data Retention Period in Fixed Asset Archiving


Hi All,

Has anyone done Fixed Asset Archiving before?

We have retired around 2000 fixed asset in 31.12.2009 and would like to archived these master data and their related transaction data as well.

We understood from the wiki documentation that there are system data retention period (by standard is 1 year after retirement date) and also customer data retention period, which gives customer flexibility to set how long the data should be retained in the system, in addition to period set by system data retention period.

My question is that, are we allowed to change the system data retention period to zero? What is the reason that SAP set system data retention period to 1 year? Is it related to audit trail that system must keep it for previous and current year? Most importantly, what is the impact if we change the system data retention period to 0 year anyway, such as impact to asset value in the reports or impact to fixed asset transactions?

If you have any experience or comments in this case, i really appreciate if you can share with me