# Shipment Purge Process (SHIP.P2)

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The SHIP.P2 procedure is used to purge inactive shipment records from the data base. The criteria used to deterime which records are purged is based on a user defined cut-off date. All shipments which have a post date that is less than or equal to the cut-off date will be deleted. If you do not want to delete shipment records until their associated sales order is deleted then you do not need to run this procedure. The sales order purge procedure ( SO.P4 ) will delete the shipments at the same time it deletes the sales order.

Frequency of Use
The frequency with which a purge is performed will vary depending on such factors as available disk space and the amount of on-line history desired. At a minimum purges should be performed on a yearly basis. Purging on a quarterly or even a monthly basis may be desirable if the volume of transactions is fairly high.

It is strongly recommended that a full account backup be performed prior to executing any purge process. It is also recommended that this be a permanent backup so that any records which were purged can be restored at a later date if required.

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