EDGAR Form 17-H XML Technical Specification (Version 1.1)

Implementation Date: July 17, 2017

The EDGAR Form 17-H XML Technical Specification (Version 1.1) document describes the valid structure and content of the Form 17-H Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval (EDGAR) Extensible Markup Language (XML) submission types. This specification provides, to those filers that are interested, the basis for creating Form 17-H XML submissions. The expectation is that software developers, working on behalf of filers, will be able to construct software that will generate a Form 17-H XML submission that can be successfully processed by the EDGAR system.

The Form 17-H submission file must conform to the EDGAR Form 17-H Submission Taxonomy for the EDGAR system. This taxonomy comprises a collection of XML Schema Definition (.xsd) files that defines the structure of EDGAR Form 17-H submissions.  The Form 17-H XML submissions 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 change:

  • New field “notFullYearFlag” was added to “eis_17H_Filer.xsd”