The AM_ASSET Archiving Object (FI-AA)

The AM_ASSET archiving object archives asset accounting data. This object contains all master data, transactions, and values that are associated with an asset in the R/3 database. It does not include any control tables.

AM_ASSET has the following table structure:

ANLA

Technical information on the asset main number

ANLH

Asset master data

ANLT

Language-dependent texts

ANLV

Insurance specifications

ANLW

Base insurable values

ANLZ

Time-dependent data

ANLB

Depreciation-area specifications

ANLC

Annual values

ANLP

Depreciation posting values

ANEK

Transaction header

ANEP

Transactions

ANEA

Proportional values

ANEV

Information on down payments

ANLI

Allocation of Controlling (CO) object to asset under construction (AuC) for capital investment measures

ANLE

Proof of origin

COBRA

Settlement rule header (for AuC)

CORB

Settlement rules (for AuC)

AM_ASSET also contains asset long texts and change documents.

Sub-objects

The AM_ASSET tables are grouped together into sub-objects. The archiving program checks these sub-objects to see if they should be archived and reorganized according to the defined retention period. If a sub-object is to be deleted, the program deletes all the data records in the tables that belong to the sub-object in a second step.

To maintain consistency, the system archives any additional asset table entries that belong to the sub-object.

The ANLP sub-object contains information on one depreciation posting run for each asset and depreciation area. This information has two purposes:

The archiving program archives the ANLA, ANLH, ANLB, ANLC, and ANLT table entries for each ANLP record.

Because it logically belongs together, the system considers this information as a single sub-object for reorganization. The archiving program thus always archives the complete asset object. In other words, it archives all tables.

The complete asset object contains all the tables of the AM_ASSET archiving object, including master data. All the archiving object tables are archived and deleted.

All change documents and long texts are also cleared along with the asset.

The archiving program does not allow you to archive only selected sub-objects. You can’t for instance, archive only depreciation posting values. The program always archives all sub-objects that are eligible for archiving according to their defined minimum retention period.