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Managing Archive Objects

This section provides an overview of the base table and non-base tables, and discusses how to manage archive objects.

Understanding the Base Table and Non-base Tables

A base table is a table that contains all the keys by which all other tables in the archive object is archived from. Each archive object can have one and only one base table. You can define the selection criteria to archive from the base table.

Non-base tables are joined together by common keys. In each archive object, non-base tables are archived based on the archived data of the base tables. You don't need to define archive criteria for non-base tables.

Managing Archive Objects

Access the Manage Archive Objects page (PeopleTools, Data Archive Manager, Manage Archive Objects).

Archiving Record

Select the name of the record with the transactional data that you want to archive.

Base Record

Select this check box if the record that you select is the base record of this archive object. By definition, there can only be one base record per archive object.

History Record

Select the history record to which you want to archive the transactional data. You must first create the history record manually using Application Designer. An error message will appear if the history table has been defined incorrectly.