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3251001 - WORKITEM tables disk size not reduced after archiving


After successful WORKITEM archiving the workflow tables disc size is not reduced even the number of entries are reduced in the following tables:

  • SWFGPROLEINST - Guided Procedures: Role Instance,
  • SWP_HEADER - Workflow Instances: Header Data of a Workflow Execution,
  • SWP_JOIN - Workflow instances: Join node of a workflow execution,
  • SWP_NODEWI - WF: Work items for nodes in a workflow definition,
  • SWPCMPCONT - Component Container of WFM,
  • SWPNODE - WFM: Node Properties and Node Hierarchy at Runtime,
  • SWPNODELOG - Workflow: Instance Data of Nodes of a Workflow Execution,
  • SWPSTEPLOG - Workflow: Instance Data of Steps of a Workflow Execution,
  • SWW_CONT - Workflow Runtime: Work Item Data Container,
  • SWW_CONTOB - Workflow Runtime: Work Item Data Container (Only Objects),
  • SWW_WI2OBJ - Workflow Runtime: Relation of Work Item to Object,
  • SWWCNTP0 - Workflow Container: XML Database (P0),
  • SWWCNTPADD - Workflow Runtime: Persistence for Additional Container (XML),
  • SWWEI - Workflow Runtime: Work Items of Type E (Event Items),
  • SWWLOGHIST - Workflow Runtime: History of a Work Item,
  • SWWLOGPARA - Obsolete 4.6/ WIM Log Table: Actions on WIs - Parameters,
  • SWWWIAGENT - Workflow Runtime: Agents for Execution of a Work Item,
  • SWWWIDEADL - Workflow Runtime: Deadline Data for Work Items,
  • SWWWIHEAD - Workflow Runtime: Header Table for All Work Item Types,
  • SWWWIRET - Workflow Runtime: Return Values of Method Call,
  • SWZAI - Header Table for all Properties of a Work Queue,
  • SWZAIENTRY - Object Table for Work Queues (Entries),
  • SWZAIRET - Return Values of Method Call of a WQ Line.



  • SAP Business Workflow
  • SAP NetWeaver
  • SAP Web Application Server for SAP S/4 HANA
  • ABAP PLATFORM - Application Server ABAP
  • SAP HANA database


ABAP platform all versions ; SAP NetWeaver all versions ; SAP Web Application Server for SAP S/4HANA all versions


SWF_WORKFLOW, SARA, SWW_SARA, SARI, Infostructure, Write, Delete, SAP_BO_2_WI_001, SAP_O_2_WI_001, WORKITEM_WRI, WORKITEM_DEL, deleting work items, archiving class, WORKITEM archiving object, performance, RSWWARCP, Archive information structures, SWW_ARCHIV, archive, work item, WF_GDPR, strategy, retention period, variant, variants, HAN DB, Delta Merge has not occurred after the archiving, disc size not changed , KBA , BC-BMT-WFM , Business Workflow , HAN-DB , SAP HANA Database , Problem

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