EDGAR Form TA XML Technical Specification (Version 1.1)

Implementation Date: March 27, 2017

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

The Form TA submission file must conform to the EDGAR Form TA Submission Taxonomy for the EDGAR system. This taxonomy is comprised of a collection of XML Schema Definition (.xsd) files that defines the structures of EDGAR Form TA submissions. The Form TA 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 17.1.u1 introduced the following changes:

  • For the elements "entityName" and "previousEntityname", the ENTITY_NAME_TYPE changed from 'token' to 'string' to retain white spaces between words of Entity Name.

    This is only a schema change and no changes were made to the document.

Download the EDGAR Form TA XML Technical Specification (Version 1.1) (compressed folder)