Draft EDGARLink Online XML Technical Specification (Version 23)

Implementation Date: March 2018

This draft EDGARLink Online 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 EDGARLink Online 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 March 12, 2018. The final version of the technical specification will be made available if approved by the Commission on or about March 12, 2018, on the SEC's Public Website.

The EDGARLink Online 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 18.1 will introduce the following changes:

  • Table 1-8: CoReg Serial updated, added entry for SF-1MEF
  • Section 3.4.7 Mapping of ELO CoReg Serial Submission Schemas to Submission Types updated, added entries for SF-1MEF
  • Added SF-1MEF Sample file to the EDGARLink Online Sample XML Files.zip file, and updated Table 7-1 (Sample Submission Files) to reflect the addition
  • Added new submission type SF-1MEF to SUBMISSION_TYPE in eis_Common.xsd and eis_CoReg_Serial.xsd
  • Table 1-4: CoReg updated, added entry for 486BXT
  • Section 3.4.4.1 Mapping of ELO CoReg Submission Schemas to Submission Types updated, added entries for 486BXT
  • Added 486BXT Sample file to the EDGARLink Online Sample XML Files.zip file, and updated Table 7-1 (Sample Submission Files) to reflect the addition
  • Added new submission type 486BXT to SUBMISSION_TYPE in eis_Common.xsd and eis_CoReg.xsd
  • Section 3.4.2 added schema elements “multiAccessionNumbers”, and sub element “accessionNumber” for NPORT-EX and NPORT-EX/A
  • Section 3.4.2 changed the use of “accessionNumber” base element column value to “NA” for the NPORT-EX and NPORT-EX/A
  • Updated Table 6.1 Error Condition Summary added three messages related to NPORT-EX and NPORT-EX/A