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The archive is an XML file that can be exported from a closed period grand total journal. It includes the closed period's totals, detailed sales transaction and event data. The exported file is digitally signed and the signature is contained in a separate file. 

The archive format is implemented by using the Electronic reporting.


Before using the Archive export format, you should install the Electronic reporting (GER) and Tax Engine cumulative update 5:

This update contains a binary part. To Implement it, you should download and install the latest package of the binary updates from LCS (

ER configurations

You need to import the following or a higher version of the ER configurations from Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services (LCS):

  • Retail channel data.version.2

  • Archiving DMM.version.2.1

  • Retail data archive FR.version.2.1

Fix downloading instructions are here:

After you import the configurations, on the Retail parameters page, on the Electronic documents tab, in the Retail data archive export format field, select the Retail data archive (FR) format.

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