SAP ILM and Data Archiving: Customer-Specific Developments (BIT670) Training Course


SAP ILM and Data Archiving (BIT670) is a training for creating archiving and read programs in Advanced Business Application Programming (ABAP). It provides a guide on how to extend applications in the customer namespace in order to prevent retention of relevant data.

This instructor-led, live training (online or onsite) is aimed at system administrators, data consultants, and developers who wish to use SAP Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) and data archiving components to manage the full data lifecycle in a structured and automated way.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Understand archiving objects and programs.
  • Create ILM-objects and customer-specific archiving objects.
  • Understand data destruction objects and programs.
  • Create customer-specific data destruction objects.

Format of the Course

  • Interactive lecture and discussion.
  • Lots of exercises and practice.
  • Hands-on implementation in a live-lab environment.

Course Customization Options

  • To request a customized training for this course, please contact us to arrange.


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


  • Developers
  • System administrators
  • Data consultants/managers

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

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