Closed records are appended to a separate archive file periodically, in order to maintain the efficiency of the full file by keeping it as small as possible. Archiving a record (based on its closure before a certain date) will override any of the other criteria for inclusion in a file. The archive file follows exactly the same schema as the full file so there is only one universal schema. Each time an archiving event is triggered, a cut-off date is defined. Everything with an operational close date that falls before the most recently defined cut-off is published in the archive product, instead of the full file.
Further information can be found in the XML products guide.
Last edited: 3 July 2019 2:14 pm