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 (https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/unified-operations/dev-itpro/migration-upgrade/download-hotfix-lcs#download-an-update).
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
Retail data archive FR.version.2.1
Fix downloading instructions are here: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/unified-operations/dev-itpro/analytics/download-electronic-reporting-configuration-lcs.
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.