Archive hierarchy is a default Switch app that creates a nested hierarchy with one or more levels of subfolders. It is used to archive jobs into a structured hierarchy at the end of a flow. The resulting jobs are to be consumed (and removed) by an external process. The backing folder (on disk) for an archive hierarchy should typically be user-managed.
It is not allowed for an external process or a user to place files into an archive hierarchy.
An archive hierarchy uses the hierarchy location path stored in a job's internal job ticket to determine where the job should be stored, up to the nesting level specified for the archive hierarchy. Any superfluous segments in a location path are ignored. Subfolders are created automatically.
For more information, refer to Using hierarchy info in the Switch Reference Guide.