DRAFT EDGAR ABS XML Technical Specification (Version 1.7)

Implementation Date: July 2017

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 July 17, 2017. The final version of the technical specification will be made available if approved by the Commission on or about July 17, 2017, 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 17.2 will introduce the following changes:

  • In the RMBS schema “eis_ABS_RMBSAssetData.xsd”, Item 1(m)(21)(xi) postModificationARMPaymentRecastFrequency data type was changed from decimal to integer (DECIMAL_TYPE20_8 to INTEGER_TYPE_8_A).
  • Increased length for the following items from “INTEGER_TYPE_2_A” to “INTEGER_TYPE_8_A”:
    • In “eis_ABS_AutoLeaseAssetData.xsd”:
      • Item 4(c)(8) gracePeriod
      • Item 4(j)(2) leaseExtended
    • In “eis_ABS_AutoLoanAssetData.xsd”:
      • Item 3(c)(9) originalInterestOnlyTermNumber
      • Item 3(c)(12) gracePeriodNumber
      • Item 3(j)(2) paymentExtendedNumber
    • In “eis_ABS_RMBSAssetData.xsd”:
      • Item 1(c)(29)(iv) initialFixedRatePeriodHybridARMNumber
      • Item 1(c)(29)(xxi) HELOCDrawNumber
      • Item 1(m)(21)(iv) postModificationInterestResetNumber
      • Item 1(m)(21)(xx) postModificationARMInterestRateTeaserNumber
      • Item 1(m)(21)(xxi) postModificationARMPaymentTeaserNumber
      • Item 1(m)(22)(i) postModificationInterestOnlyTermNumber