SOFFCONT1 Migration and Cleanup


Many enterprises use document management options available in SAP standard – documents are stored via “Services for Object”, “Create” and “Create Attachment”:

With SAP standard, these documents are stored to SAP tables (database), typically SOFFCONT1 – other examples are: *ASRCONT* like ASRCONT03, T5ASRCONT01, …
These tables grow significantly over the years of usage and result in:

  • Big tables
  • Bad performance
  • Long back up times
  • High costs for storage (SAP DB is an expensive place to store documents!)
  • Problems during SAP upgrades
  • Show stoppers for the migration to SAP HANA (big table for migration and operation)

The aim is to reduce the size/entries of SOFFCONT1 significantly to get rid of the above mentioned Problems and keep the documents accessible to the end users.


Solution Overview

Our smart solution “SAP SOFFCONT1 Migration and Cleanup” offers an easy to implement and robust operation approach for the reduction of these tables, especially SOFFCONT1!

How it works: Currently the documents are stored via the SAP standard “Services for Object”, “Create Attachment” in SAP table SOFFCONT1. These attachments will be moved out of the SAP table and stored in external storage system, e. g. Alfresco or SAP Content Server and are still accessible in SAP. pernexas offers a Migration Tool and services to move attachments from SAP database to Alfresco.

Two migration scenarios are available:

  1. Migrate SOFFCONT1 attachments to ArchiveLink
  2. Migrate SOFFCONT1 attachments to other category

Both migration scenarios are executed in the following steps:

  1. Copy attachment to Alfresco
  2. Delete links e. g. to business object
  3. Delete entry in SOFFCONT1

The selection of the migration option will be discussed based on the customers SAP set up and future needs.

Please see our Migration Tool details for more Information on the migration process.


Display document after migration

The display of the migrated documents is in both options nearly the same: Only the “type of document” has changed, the document/information looks the same.



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