You can retire SAP applications that are hosted on IBM DB2, Informix, and Sybase databases.
You can retire SAP applications that are hosted on any operating system that SAP supports.
You can archive data stored in SAP Archiving files (ADK files). The retirement job uses the SAP Java Connector to log in to the SAP application and to call an ADK function module. The function module reads and extracts the archived ADK data and moves to the BCP staging area as compressed BCP files.
The Enterprise Data Manager includes a new application for SAP. The application has application modules for CRM, ERP, and SRM. The application modules include pre-packaged entities for the Human Resources PCL1-PCL5 cluster tables, the STXL text table, and attachments.
Use the entities for data extract in retirement projects. The entities are not available for Data Discovery portal searches as the entities do not include constraints.
You can retire ERP, SCM, and SRM attachments.
You can configure if you want to move attachments that are stored in an external file system to the file system staging area. The run procedure parameters for the pre-packaged attachment entity control if the retirement job moves attachments that are stored in an external file system.
The Import Metadata job imports metadata directly from all SAP tables in the database, including pool and cluster tables. The job includes a new parameter to indicate if the source is an SAP application. When you indicate that the source is an SAP application, the Import Metadata job runs steps that are specific to SAP applications.
The Enterprise Data Manager includes new SAP-specific table types. The Import Metadata job automatically adds the table types to the corresponding table metadata in the ILM repository. The Retirement Entity Creation job uses the table types to determine which tables and entity default steps to add to the entities.
Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, IBM DB2, Informix, and Sybase source connections include SAP-specific connection properties. The retirement job uses the connection details to log in to the SAP application. You configure the source connection for the database that hosts the SAP application.
The File Archive Loader job loads .gz files.
The retirement job log shows all messages related to the retirement process. Any messages that the SAP application generates are written to the retirement job log.
file includes the
property for SAP application retirement. The property determines if an additional row separator is required for BCP file generation when the retirement job uses an SAP function module to generate BCP files for data in transparent HR and STXL tables, ADK files, and attachments. Configure the property if the SAP application is hosted on Windows.