EDGAR ATS-N XML Technical Specification (Version 1.3)

Implementation Date: January 27, 2020

The EDGAR Form ATS-N XML Technical Specification (Version 1.3) document details the valid structure and content of the Form ATS-N 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 ATS-N XML submissions. The expectation is that software developers, working on behalf of filers, will be able to construct software that will generate a Form ATS-N XML submission that can be successfully processed by the EDGAR system.

The Form ATS-N submission file must conform to the EDGAR Form ATS-N Submission Taxonomy for the EDGAR system. This taxonomy comprises a collection of XML Schema Definition (.xsd) files that defines the structure of EDGAR Form ATS-N submissions. The Form ATS-N 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 20.1 will introduce the following changes:

  • Changes to Schema:
    • Add new text area field when a filer selects “No” to Item 16b
  • Changes to Stylesheets:
    • Modified ATSN partIII.xsl to display text area if filer selects “No” to item 16b