Query archived tables

Archived tables are not optimized for ad hoc queries. They only contain index entries for the display value, creation date, and the primary key of sys_id.

For this reason ServiceNow does not recommend making ad hoc queries against an archived table, such as searching for all priority 1 archived incidents. Instead, only search against the indexed fields. For example, search for incident INC100001 or incidents created on a specific date.