Retention Periods in Financial Accounting (FI)

The only archiving objects in Financial Accounting for which you can set a date-dependent retention period are accounting documents. This retention period is based on the document type and the account type and is defined in Customizing. For more information, see Document Life in Financial Accounting (FI) and Account Life in Financial Accounting (FI).

Documents containing items subject to withholding tax must remain in the system for at least 455 days.

Transaction figures must remain in the system for at least two years before you can archive them. You cannot specify a retention period for them.

With check data, you define the number of days in the system when starting the archive program. The system can only archive checks that were cashed or voided a certain number of days prior to archiving.

There is no date-dependent retention period for any other archiving objects in the system.