What is cold data?

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Historical data is data that is not used for day-to day-business transactions. By default, historical data is not visible to ABAP applications. It is no longer updated from a business point of view. The application logic determines when current data turns historical by using its knowledge about the object’s lifecycle. The application logic validates the conditions at object level from a business point of view, based on the status, executing existence checks, and verifying cross object dependencies. Historical data is stored in historical area.

Examples of historical data:

  • Cleared FI items posted two years prior to the current fiscal year
  • Material documents one period older than the current closed period
  • Processed IDocs, and application logs after X number of days.