Course Outline


  • Understanding the data archiving process
  • Overview of ILM and the data archiving process with ILM

ADK Development Tools

  • Listing the components of the ADK development tools
  • Advantages and usage of archiving classes

ILM Objects

  • Introduction to ILM-objects
  • Creating custom-specific ILM-objects
  • Explaining how users can enhance an ILM object without making modifications
  • Testing ILM-objects

Archiving Object and the Write/Delete Program

  • Naming the programs that are in the scope of an archiving object
  • Explaining delete programs
  • Creating an archiving object
  • Enhancing a standard archiving object

Sequential Read Programs

  • Creating a sequential read program
  • Reading out data that archiving classes wrote to the archive

Index-based Read Programs

  • Creating field catalogs in SAP AS
  • Writing index-based read programs or adding index accesses to existing ones
  • Displaying optically archived original documents

Data Destruction Objects

  • Naming the programs contained in the data destruction object
  • Creating the program for a data destruction object
  • Using transaction ILM_DESTRUCTION to work with data destruction objects

Summary and Next Steps


  • Good knowledge of Advanced Business Application Programming (ABAP)
  • SAP Data Archiving (BIT660)
  • SAP Information Lifecycle Management (BIT665)


  • Developers
  • System administrators
  • Data consultants/managers
  21 Hours


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