Draft EDGAR ABS XML Technical Specification (Version 1.3)

Implementation Date: September 19, 2016

This draft EDGAR ABS XML Technical Specification, posted before Commission approval of potential regulatory changes in this release, is provided as a service to our filing community to assist filers, agents, and software developers in their preparation of responses to potential changes the staff anticipates. Since this is a draft technical specification, the SEC retains the right to change any part of the technical specification before the new system release is made final. In addition, the final EDGAR ABS XML Technical Specification is subject to Commission approval and may be revised before approval or not approved at all. Similarly, the posting of the draft technical specification does not indicate Commission approval of any pending proposed changes relating to the potential changes reflected in the draft technical specification. The changes outlined in this draft technical specification, if approved, are scheduled to take effect on September 19, 2016. The final version of the technical specification will be made available if approved by the Commission on or about September 19, 2016, on the SEC's Public Website.

The ABS Asset Data Files must conform to the ABS Asset Data File Taxonomy for the EDGAR system. This taxonomy comprises a collection of XML Schema Definition (.xsd) files that defines the structure of ABS Asset Data File Types.  The ABS Asset Data Files can be transmitted to the SEC via the ‘Transmit’ link on the EDGAR FilerWeb (https://www.edgarfiling.sec.gov/) or the ‘Transmit XML Submission’ link on the EDGAR OnlineForms/XML Website (https://www.onlineforms.edgarfiling.sec.gov).

EDGAR Release 16.3 introduced the following changes:

  • The date format of "Item 5(f)(3) Demand Resolution Date" in Debt Securities XML Schema for ABS Asset Class was changed from MM/YYYY to MM-DD-YYYY format
  • The date format of "Item 2(c)(12) First Loan Payment Due Date" in CMBS XML Schema for ABS Asset Class was changed from MM/YYYY to MM-DD-YYYY format
  • Added new section 5.2. "Special Instructions for Ex-102 asset data XML files"
  • Corrected mapping of PROPRTY_TYP_CODE_TYPE at Level 4 Order 61 on Page 3-11 from Link 4.4.16. PROPRTY_TYPE_CODE_TYPE to link 4.3.10. PROPRTY_TYP_CODE_TYPE