Purpose: Improve search performance when your outdated data start to represent much more than the active ones.
It is not enabled by default on any class. It can be activated
root classes in the Data
Model, classes such as
Ticket. See the XML reference
<classes> <class id="Ticket"> <properties> <archive _delta="define"> <enabled>true</enabled> </archive> </properties> </class> </classes>
Allowing objects of a class to be archived has no direct impact on the user interface, until a module provides the capability to archive and unarchive an object.
If you want to archive automatically every ticket closed and older than two years, then a specific extension could be developed to do this, using a background task. This module does not yet exist.
API for an archiving module
DBSearch::DBBulkArchive() DBSearch::DBBulkUnarchive() DBSearch::DBBulkWriteArchiveFlag.
In standard mode
All archived objects are hidden, for all users including admins, like if they were deleted.
A reference to their friendly name can be found in other objects
pointing to them. Example on an archived contact which is the
caller of a non-archived Change.
As you can see the link is inactive, you can't open the caller details.
In the history of other objects to which they are or were linked, you just get the id of that archived object:
If you try to open the details of that archived object using a bookmarked url or building the url like this: http://myitop/pages/UI.php?operation=details&class=Person&id=11&
When an object is archived, all its n:n linkages to other
archived as well, meaning that they aren't
in Archive mode
You can toggle the archive mode:
In archived mode, you have a orange tag to remind you that you have activated it.
All objects are read-only
Archived objects are visible and tagged as
An attribute referencing an
archivedobject is clickable:
desactivate archive mode while you are on an
you get again the feedback message
Question & Answers
Question: The menu “Activate archive mode” is not
Answer: Archiving must be enabled on at least, one class.
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