EDGAR ABS XML Technical Specification (Version 1.7)

Implementation Date: July 17, 2017

The ABS XML Technical Specification (Version 1.7) document describes the valid structure and content of the ABS Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval (EDGAR) Extensible Markup Language (XML) Asset Data File types. The ABS XML Technical Specification (Version 1.7) provides a basis for creating ABS Asset Data File Types that can be successfully processed by the EDGAR system.

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 introduced 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