Data extractions via the PBS Data Export Interface can now be speeded up significantly. Via transaction /PBS/CFI_FTP it is now possible to transfer SAP AIS files directly from the SAP system, in other words the application server, to the target directory of the frontend.
To execute such a controlled FTP file transfer, key users from the user department need a special SAP authorization.
All files pending for a transfer are mentioned firstly in a default list and can then be selected by the persons responsible and transferred to the frontend.
The benefits are obvious: the user departments are responsible for the professional control of the extraction scope and the system administrators are relieved from this load.
The functionality is available for the PBS archive add on CFI and the Database Export Interface from SAP release 4.6C.