3 Step Guide to Archive Old Documents in MYOB Advanced

MYOB Advanced Tips and Tricks #18

MYOB Advanced release 2023.1 has introduced new functionality for archiving database records. Users can now archive fully processed documents based on a specified retention period. This period is controlled on the new Archival Policy form (SM200400).

The Crucial Role of Archiving in Data Management

Archiving maintains a clean and organised system by moving outdated or less frequently accessed records away from your working databases. Archiving documents enhances MYOB Advanced’s performance during day-to-day operations. Archived records are excluded from routine database queries which speed up activities like opening generic inquiries, looking up tables, or loading lists of records. This ensures a smoother and more efficient user experience by reducing clutter and streamlining database operations.

Archiving old documents makes it easier to locate and manage active records, ultimately improving overall data management efficiency. Users can still access archived records within the system through data entry forms. They must utilise a direct link from another document or by specifying key values, such as order type and order number.

A step-by-step guide to configuring archiving in MYOB Advanced

At this stage, archiving in MYOB Advanced 2023.01 can be configured for only two screens: Sales orders and Shipments. Here is how.

Step 1

The Archival Policy (SM200400) form enables system administrators to configure archiving. To configure archiving, specify which documents to archive,  set their retention period, and define the duration of the archival process.

Step 2

After configuring at least one entity for archiving, the system administrator can access the new Archive Documents (SM500400) processing form. Here, they can review the list of scheduled archival dates and the corresponding number of documents. Set the duration time of the archiving process on the Archival Policy form to help the system administrator tailor the process to align with the company’s working schedule.

Step 3

The results of the execution of the archival process can be reviewed on the new Document Archival History (SM400400) form.

Manually archive and extract documents from the Sales Orders (SO301000) and Shipments (SO302000) data entry forms.

By default, archived documents are excluded from the results of all generic inquiries and reports. To include them, tick the new “Show Archived Records” checkbox in the Summary area of the inquiry form. Alternatively, in the new Archived Records field on the Print and Email Settings tab, tick the “Print” or “Only” option.

Discover what’s new in MYOB Advanced

MYOB Advanced version 2023.1 is full of new enhancements. Discover the updates in this demonstration that explore Finance, CRM, Distribution, Manufacturing, Projects, and more.

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