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The status of an archiving activity is displayed in the listing of activities when a question mark is entered at most of the Archiving options. You can also use the Inquire to File Entries option on the ARCHIVAL ACTIVITY file (#1.11) to obtain information about past or pending archiving activities. The amount of information you receive depends on the status of the archiving activity.

In summary, the information contained in this file describes who archived, status of the archive, when entries were archived, the number of items archived, name of the file archived, archiving activity internal entry number, and the SEARCH and PRINT templates used in archiving. If an archiving activity is purged, the ARCHIVAL ACTIVITY file contains the purge and archive date and the person who did the purge.

Beginning with VA FileMan V. 20.0, the ARCHIVAL ACTIVITY file contains data about both archiving and extract activities. A file can have only one active activity at a time -- either an archiving activity or an extract activity. Archiving activities are selectable only within the Archiving options. When you are doing an inquire on the ARCHIVAL ACTIVITY file, the word ARCHIVING will appear for all archiving activities.


Reviewed/Updated: March 4, 2007