EDGAR Filer Manual (Volume II)
File names may contain one '.', one '-', and one '_' character. File
names must end with *.htm , *.txt, *.pdf, *.fil, *.jpg, *.gif, *.xsd,
or *.xml extensions.
How do I check the status of
You can check the status of filings using the EDGAR Filing
Website. Once you have logged into EDGAR and accessed the
Company and Submission Information Retrieval page, you can
access submission information for your CIK. You must provide
the CCC for the Login CIK or the Primary Filer/Filed-By CIK
before you can access any submission information.
How do I verify my
You can download updates to the EDGARLink software and
submission or module templates as they become available from
the EDGAR Filing Website. If cookies are enabled on your
browser, the EDGAR Filing Website verifies the template
version. If you are using the latest version of the template, the
EDGAR Filing Website notifies you that you have already
downloaded the template. When new versions of the templates
are available, a notice will be posted on the EDGAR Welcome
How do N-SAR software
and EDGARLink interact?
We produced the N-SAR software for the Division of Investment
Management to help you prepare and submit your N-SAR reports.
You must use the N-SAR PC application version 6.1.a to prepare
your document, answer.fil. Once created, N-SAR documents can
also be added to a submission using EDGARLink, the software
provided to EDGAR filers in EDGAR. They can then be
transmitted to us using the Internet, direct dial protocol, or leased
How do I prepare and
transmit my N-SAR?
EDGAR has not changed the process of creating N-SAR
documents. You must continue to use the N-SAR version 6.1.a to
prepare your answer.fil document. After creating your answer.fil
document, use EDGARLink and submission template 3 to
assemble your N-SAR submission. Then access the EDGAR
Filing Website and transmit your N-SAR submission to EDGAR.
Why am I unable to attach
the Answer.fil that is
generated by the N-SAR
application to my
During any file save operation, the DOS operating system (or a
DOS window under Windows) will always convert the initial
letter (or all of the letters) of the file name to uppercase. For
example, answer.fil becomes Answer.fil when initially created
and saved by the N-SAR application. This capitalization was
incorporated into various Microsoft operating systems by design.
Since EDGARLink does not accept any capital letters within a
file name, you must rename your Answer.fil (or ANSWER.FIL)
to answer.fil before attaching it to your N-SAR submission.
Can I submit my filing in
You may submit the PDF version of your filing as an unofficial