April 20, 2020
By Delmar Dehn, Senior Product Manager
The Infor Landmark database captures the business events/records for the Infor CloudSuite Financials & Supply Management and Infor Global Human Resources applications. In addition, it captures the supportive events for those applications. Some examples include application job output, process triggers, application generated email messages, and user-generated documents.
Since the Infor Landmark database captures these supportive events over time, the database size grows with the potential to cause customer performance issues. Some examples include Infor Landmark application performance decrease, data copies taking an extended time period, and general database size increase. An Infor Landmark application administrator is required to set record retention policy for these business classes/tables and enable purging schedules. Infor will be posting here on the Infor Technology Blog an additional series of Infor Landmark data videos to support this administrative process. The video demonstrations are hosted and narrated by one of Infor’s foremost Infor Landmark subject matter experts, Glen Rexing, Manager Consulting.
In this post’s part 1 video, Glen discusses the “why” the Infor Landmark database can grow quickly without proper maintenance. This video will assist Infor Landmark application administrators’ understanding on how background modules contain business classes/tables which are delivered with purge action capabilities. The system was designed to use these business classes in a supportive manner for Infor Landmark CloudSuite applications, however, they do require maintenance. Questions like “Which modules should be a focus for maintenance” or “What processes are the end users executing which cause growth” and “How can an administrator remove these records to reduce database size” will be answered. For this video series it will be important to watch sequentially as the topics build on the knowledge.
If you’d like to learn more about Infor Landmark data administration or schedule a demonstration, then please contact your Infor Client Account Executive or contact us any time.