Draft EDGAR Form D XML Technical Specification (Version 10)

Implementation Date: July 9, 2018

The EDGAR Form D XML Technical specification (Version 10) document details the valid structure and content of the Form D 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 D XML submissions. The expectation is that software developers, working on behalf of filers, will construct software that will generate a Form D submission that can be successfully processed by the EDGAR system.

The Form D submission file must conform to the EDGAR Form D Submission Taxonomy for the EDGAR system. This taxonomy comprises a collection of XML Schema Definition (.xsd) files that defines the structure of EDGAR Form D submissions. The Form D 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 18.2 will introduce the following change:

  • In the schema formDSubmission.xsd.xml, related person’s lastName, recipientName, and associatedBDName elements have been increased to accept a maximum of 200 characters from the previous 150 character limit