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EDGAR Release 19.2 Software Upgrade

June 6, 2019

On June 10, 2019, EDGAR Release 19.2 will introduce the following changes:

  • Effective June 10, 2019, an enhanced "Application for EDGAR Access (Form ID)" will be available on the EDGAR Filer Management Website. This can be accessed by selecting the 'Apply for EDGAR Access (New)' link on the home page of the EDGAR Filer Management Website. As part of the online version of the form:
    • Applicants will be able to save their Form ID application and then resume the application by restoring it at a later time.

    In addition, PDF attachments for "Application for EDGAR Access (Form ID)" and “Update Passphrase” will be validated. See Chapter 3 (Becoming an EDGAR Filer) of the "EDGAR Filer Manual, Volume I: General Information."

  • After June 30, 2019, EDGAR will no longer accept the following form types due to the Commission’s rescission of Form N-SAR (Release 33-10231): NSAR-A, NSAR-A/A, NSAR-AT, NSAR-AT/A, NSAR-B, NSAR-B/A, NSAR-BT, NSAR-BT/A, NSAR-U, NSAR-U/A, NT-NSAR, NT-NSAR/A, NTFNSAR, and NTFNSAR/A. In addition, “EDGAR Filer Manual, Volume III: N-SAR Supplement” will be rescinded and no longer available for download from
  • In Commission Release 33-10618, certain disclosure requirements for Regulation S-K will be modernized and simplified. These changes will improve readability and navigability of disclosure documents, as well as discourage repetition and the disclosure of immaterial information. As a result of these changes:
    • Filers will be able to include cover tags within any Inline XBRL document set for submission forms that permit Inline XBRL. EDGAR will warn filers if any required cover tags are missing, nil, or empty in 10-K, 10-K/A, 10-KT, 10-KT/A, 10-Q, 10-Q/A, 10-QT, 10-QT/A, 8-K, 8-K/A, 8-K12B, 8-K12B/A, 8-K12G3, 8-K12G3/A, 8-K15D5, 8-K15D5/A, 20-F, 20-F/A, 40-F, and 40-F/A when these are submitted as Inline XBRL format.
    • Filers will be able to reference modules and segments constructed in either ASCII or HTML format in their HTML submission documents.

    See Chapter 5 (Constructing Attached Documents and Document Types), Chapter 6 (Interactive Data), and Appendix A (Messages Reported by EDGAR) of the "EDGAR Filer Manual, Volume II: EDGAR Filing."

  • Form MA (and its variants) will be updated with the following changes:
    • For submission form types MA, MA-A, MA/A, MA-I, and MA-I/A submitted using the filer-interface, EDGAR will no longer prepend leading zeros for the provided CRD Number values. Any CRD Number with prepended zeros will have the zeros removed.

      For filer-constructed submissions, filers should either provide a value of “000000000” or ensure that the CRD Number value does not have any leading zeros. Otherwise, the filer-constructed submission will be suspended if there are leading zeros for the CRD Number value.

    • For submission form types MA, MA-A, and MA/A, filers will no longer be able to edit their response if a value of “No” is provided for the field “Is the mailing address different from the principal office and place of business address in Item 1-E(1)?”
    • For submission form types MA-A and MA/A, Schedule C will be updated with a “Summary of Schedule C Changes” button to only display the newly added, edited, or deleted entries from Schedules A and B in that current submission. On the Print ‘Current Form’ option, only the newly added, edited, or deleted entries from Schedule C will display within Schedule C. The “Type of Amendment” value will no longer pre-populate for existing entries on Schedule C.
    • The Print ‘Current Form’ option for submission form types MA, MA-A, MA/A, MA-I, and MA-I/A will be updated to no longer display Part 2 information of the DRPs if a filer responds “Yes” to the field “Is an accurate and up-to-date DRP containing the information regarding the applicant or associated person required by this DRP already on file (a) in the IARD or CRD system (with a Form ADV, BD, or U4), or (b) in the SEC's EDGAR system (with a Form MA or Form MA-I)?” In addition, the “Provide the applicable information indicated below that identifies where the DRP may be found” section of Part 1 of the DRPs will not be displayed on the Print ‘Current Form’ if there is no information provided in that section within Part 1.
  • See Chapter 8 (Preparing and Transmitting Online Submissions) of the "EDGAR Filer Manual, Volume II: EDGAR Filing."

    For more information, see the "EDGAR Form MA XML Technical Specification" document available on the SEC's Public Website (

  • EDGAR will no longer provide support for the US-GAAP 2017, EXCH 2017, and CURRENCY 2016 taxonomies. EDGAR will also be updated to support the 2019 version of IFRS Taxonomy. Please see for a complete list of supported standard taxonomies.

If you have any questions or concerns about the upgrade, please contact Filer Support at (202) 551-8900 (Option 3).

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