EDGAR ATS-N XML Technical Specification (Version 1.2)

Implementation Date: September 30, 2019

The EDGAR Form ATS-N XML Technical Specification (Version 1.2) 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 19.3 will introduce the following changes:

  • Changes to Schema:
    • Changed the base to "xs:string" from “xs:token" for textarea fields to fix the issue related to the paragraph spacing
  • Changes to Stylesheets:
    • Modified ATS-N_X01.xsl to display paragraph spacing correctly