EDGARLink Online XML Technical Specification (Version 19)

Implementation Date: September 19, 2016

The EDGARLink Online (ELO) XML Technical specification (Version 19) document details the valid structure and content of the EDGARLink Online (ELO) Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval (EDGAR) Extensible Markup Language (XML) submission types. This specification provides, to those filers that are interested, a basis for creating XML submissions without the use of the EDGAR OnlineForms/XML Website. The expectation is that software developers, working on behalf of filers, will construct software that will generate an ELO XML submission that can be successfully processed by the EDGAR system.

The ELO Submissions should conform to the EDGARLink Online XML Technical Specification, namely, the XML schemas. Refer to XML schemas for detailed information on the common XML constructs of the EDGAR Filing submissions. For specific information about the data content of the ELO submission types, refer to the EDGAR Filer Manual Volume II available on the SEC's Public Website (https://www.sec.gov/info/edgar/edmanuals.htm).

EDGAR Release 16.3 introduced the following changes to the ELO XML Technical Specification:

  • Section 3.4.2 (Mapping of ELO Single Filer SC Submission Schemas to Submission Types) was modified for Form Types N-CR and N-CR/A. The element "invCompany" is now conditionally mandatory based on the reporting file number of a particular CIK.