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EDGAR and SEC Reference Materials

Below are links to reference materials provided by the SEC, including reference manuals, draft manuals, and technical specifications.

Reference Manuals

Name Description Link Revised
Current System:
EDGAR Filer Manual Volume 1 (v28) Volume I, General Information, covers the EDGAR application process, outlines how to keep company data current and provides a brief introduction to the filing process. Volume I is intended to be a reference for those that need to obtain EDGAR access, those that are new to EDGAR and those that are responsible for keeping company information current. PDF 7/17/2017
EDGAR Filer Manual Volume 2 (v42) EDGAR Filer Manual (Volume II), EDGAR Filing, focuses entirely on the filing process. It illustrates each step of the process to submit an electronic submission and helps filers understand the tools provided by the SEC for constructing and transmitting those submissions. This volume is intended to be a reference for those that are responsible for submitting filings to the SEC via the EDGAR system. PDF 7/17/2017
EDGAR Filer Manual Volume 3 (v6) EDGAR Filer Manual (Volume III), N-SAR Supplement, is the guide for preparing the electronic submission of Form N-SAR. Note that various GoFiler products contain a comprehensive N-SAR editor. PDF 1/30/2017
Draft Filer Manual (Proposed System):
There are currently no draft version of the EDGAR Filer Manual.

Technical Specifications

Name Description Link Revised
General EDGAR Specifications:
EDGARLink Online XML Technical Specification (v20) The EDGARLink Online XML Specification provides information for creating EDGARLink Online submissions without the use of the SEC's EDGARLink Online application. ZIP 07/17/2017
EDGAR ABS XML Technical Specification (Version 1.7) The EDGAR ABS XML Specification provides information for creating valid ABS Asset Data Files. ZIP 07/17/2017
EDGAR CF Portal XML Technical Specification (Version 1.2) The EDGAR CF Portal XML Specification provides information for creating compliant XML Form CF Portal submissions. ZIP 07/17/2017
EDGAR Form 13F XML Technical Specification (Version 1.2) The EDGAR Form 13F XML Specification provides information for creating Form 13F-HR, Form 13-HR/A, Form 13F-NT, and Form 13-NT/A XML submissions without the use of the SEC’s online application. ZIP 09/14/2015
EDGAR Form 17-H XML Technical Specification (Version 1.1) The EDGAR Form 17-H XML Specification provides information for creating Form 17HACON, Form 17HACON/A, Form 17HQCON, and Form 17HQCON/A XML submissions. ZIP 07/17/2017
EDGAR Form C XML Technical Specification (Version 2) The Form C XML Specification provides information for creating compliant XML Form C submissions. ZIP 05/13/2016
EDGAR Form D XML Technical Specification (Version 9) The Form D XML Specification provides information for creating compliant XML Form D and Form D/A submissions without the use of the SEC’s Form D application available on the EDGAR Online Forms/XML Website. ZIP 07/17/2017
EDGAR Form N-MFP XML Technical Specification (Version 3.1) The Form N-MFP XML Specification provides information for creating compliant XML Form N-MFP and Form N-MFP/A submissions. ZIP 09/14/2015
EDGAR Form N-MFP1 XML Technical Specification (Version 1.2) The Form N-MFP1 XML Specification provides information for creating compliant XML Form N-MFP1 and Form N-MFP1/A submissions. ZIP 08/17/2016
EDGAR Form N-MFP2 XML Technical Specification (Version 2.0) The Form N-MFP2 XML Specification provides information for creating compliant XML Form N-MFP2 and Form N-MFP2/A submissions. ZIP 03/13/2017
EDGAR Form SDR XML Technical Specification (Version 3) The EDGAR Form SDR XML Specification provides information for creating valid SDR XML submissions. ZIP 09/14/2015
EDGAR Form TA XML Technical Specification (Version 1) The EDGAR Form TA XML Specification provides information for creating compliant Form TA-1, Form TA-1/A, Form TA-2, Form TA-2/A and Form TA-W submissions. ZIP 03/13/2017
EDGAR Form X-17A-5 XML Technical Specification (Version 3.0) The Form X-17A-5 XML Specification provides information for creating compliant XML Form X-17A-5 submissions. ZIP 03/13/2017
EDGAR Ownership XML Technical Specification (Version 5.1) The EDGAR Ownership XML Specification provides information for creating XML ownership documents and submissions without the use of the EDGAR Online Forms/XML Website. ZIP 09/14/2015
EDGAR Reg A XML Technical Specification (Version 1.4) The EDGAR Reg A XML Specification provides information for creating valid Regulation A XML submissions. ZIP 03/13/2017
EDGAR SBS Entity Forms XML Technical Specification (Version 1) The SBS Entity Forms XML Specification provides information for creating compliant SBS Entity Forms XML submissions. ZIP 04/25/2016
Draft Specifications (Proposed):
There are currently no draft technical specifications.

 

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