EDGAR Release

EDGAR 18.3

(October 2018)

Release 18.3: On October 1, 2018, EDGAR Release 18.3 introduced the following changes:

EDGAR introduced changes that remove the ability to access return copies of submissions if a return copy is requested. Filers are encouraged to save a copy of their submission prior to transmitting a TEST or LIVE filing. EDGAR will continue to provide Notification Information for test and live submissions. For more information on the elimination of the ability to access a return copy of EDGAR submissions, see Chapter 5 (Maintenance of Company Data), Appendix A (Glossary of Commonly Used Terms, Acronyms, and Abbreviations) and Appendix B (Frequently Asked Questions) of the “EDGAR Filer Manual, Volume I: General Information.” See Chapter 2 (Quick Guide to EDGAR Filing), Chapter 7 (Preparing and Transmitting EDGARLink Online Submissions), Chapter 8 (Preparing and Transmitting Online Submissions), Chapter 10 (Determining the Status of Your Filing), Appendix B (Frequently Asked Questions), and Appendix F (Glossary of Commonly Used Terms, Acronyms, and Abbreviations) of the “EDGAR Filer Manual, Volume II: EDGAR Filing.”
Submission form types N-CEN and N-CEN/A were updated to rename the save button for Part E: Additional Questions for Exchange-Traded Funds and Exchange-Traded Managed Funds to “Save & Close This Fund.” See Chapter 8 (Preparing and Transmitting Online Submissions) of the “EDGAR Filer Manual, Volume II: EDGAR Filing.”
Submission form types 8-K/A, 8-K12B/A, 8-K12G3/A, 8-K15D5/A, 20-F/A, and NT 20-F/A were updated to issue a warning, but still allow the submission to go through, if the period tag does not match the period tag of their live and accepted original filing or amendment. See Appendix A (Messages Reported by EDGAR) of the “EDGAR Filer Manual, Volume II: EDGAR Filing.”
EDGAR was updated to show submission progress once an action is submitted. The progress indicator helps prevent a filer from submitting more than one copy of a submission. This update is for the following locations: Filer Web, Online Forms Management, EDGARLink Online, or EDGAR Filer Management. See Chapter 3 (Becoming an EDGAR Filer), Chapter 4 (Generating EDGAR Access Codes), and Chapter 5 (Maintenance of Company Data) of the “EDGAR Filer Manual, Volume I: General Information.” See Chapter 7 (Preparing and Transmitting EDGARLink Online Submissions) and Chapter 8 (Preparing and Transmitting Online Submissions) of the “EDGAR Filer Manual, Volume II: EDGAR Filing.”
EDGAR notifies filers when their submissions have possible XBRL tagging issues. Clarifying changes have been made to the following sections of Chapter 6 (Interactive Data) of the “EDGAR Filer Manual, Volume II: EDGAR Filing”:
oSection 6.5 ‘Syntax of Instances’ and its subsections of the "EDGAR Filer Manual, Volume II: EDGAR Filing" were updated as follows:
§Provide an EDGAR warning (not a suspension) when certain US-GAAP and IFRS numeric reporting items are tagged incorrectly as negative
§Provide an EDGAR warning (not a suspension) if a filing uses deprecated tags in a submission
§Provide an EDGAR warning (not a suspension) if a filing contains custom Axis tags for purposes already served by certain existing standard taxonomy axes
oSection 6.7.12 of the “EDGAR Filer Manual, Volume II: EDGAR Filing” was updated to be in line with the phrasing of other Interactive Data validation descriptions. It tests whether 17 CFR § 232.405 (d)(1) through (d)(4) are followed by the Interactive Data file, and only issue a warning to the filer when the requisite ordering is not followed.
EDGAR no longer provides support for the IFRS-2016 taxonomy. Please see https://www.sec.gov/info/edgar/edgartaxonomies.shtml for a complete list of supported standard taxonomies.

Release 18.3 also introduced changes to the following Technical Specifications:

The N-PORT schema was updated with changes including but not limited to the following:
oAllow filers to provide “N/A” at the following locations:
Date Items C.9.a and C.10.e
Item C.2.b at both the holding and reference instrument level, and allow Item C.2.c (exchange rate) to be skipped if “N/A” is the response to Item C.2.b
Items C.2.c and C.2.d at the reference instrument level
Items C.5.a and C.5.b at both the holding and reference instrument level
oRevise the validation for CUSIPs and ISINs, including allowing filers to provide “N/A”
oAllow filers to report up to 1,000 reference instruments for convertible debt under Item C.9.f.iii
oAllow filers to report up to 100 counterparties and their LEIs for Item C.11.b.i
oIncrease the ticker field size to 40 characters and remove ticker spaces prohibitions throughout the Form
oAdd "Other" as an option to Items C.11.f.i.1 and C.11.f.i.2
oAdd an ISO code field to Item C.11.c.v at the holding and reference instrument levels
oThe data format for decimal fields changed from Decimal (36,12) to Decimal (24)

In addition, EDGAR prevents the dissemination of submission form type NPORT-P and its variants if there is a period date of August 31, 2019 or earlier.

For more information, see the updated “EDGAR Form N-PORT XML Technical Specification” document available on the SEC’s Public Website (https://www.sec.gov/info/edgar/tech-specs).

The N-CEN schema was updated with the following change:
oThe data format for decimal fields changed from Decimal (36,12) to Decimal (24).

For more information, see the updated “EDGAR Form N-CEN Technical Specification” document available on the SEC’s Public Website (https://www.sec.gov/info/edgar/tech-specs).