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2538365 - How to enable message compression on PI/PO system


  • You process a high volume of asynchronous messages in your Process Integration (PI) or Process Orchestration (PO) system every day.
  • The retention period (e.g. 7 days) could not be decreased any more as per business requirement.
  • The size of BC_MSG table and its LOB segment is very large even though the Default Delete Job is running regularly.
  • You would like to know if you can enable compression at DB level or PI/PO application level.



  • SAP enhancement package 1 for SAP NetWeaver 7.3
  • SAP NetWeaver 7.4
  • SAP NetWeaver 7.5
  • Applicable to any DB that PI/PO is installed on


SAP NetWeaver 7.4 ; SAP NetWeaver 7.5 ; SAP enhancement package 1 for SAP NetWeaver 7.3


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