Raw SEC filings are sent in a SGML file - this parses that master submission into component documents, with content lines in list column 'TEXT'.
- URL to a SEC complete submission text file
a dataframe with one row per document.
Most of the time the information you need along with the specific files
will be available by using
filing_documents, but there are
scenarios where you may want to access the full contents of the master
Older submissions are not parsed into component documents by the SEC so access requires parsing the main filing
The SEC only provides what it considers the relevant documents, but filings often include many more ancillary files
If you're fetching many documents from a filing over many filings, there can be efficiency gains from just downloading a single file.
*NOTE:* non-text documents are uuencoded and need a separate decoder to be viewed.
parse_submission(paste0('https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/', '37996/000003799617000084/0000037996-17-000084.txt'))[ , c('SEQUENCE', 'TYPE', 'DESCRIPTION', 'FILENAME')]#> SEQUENCE TYPE DESCRIPTION FILENAME #> 1 1 8-K 8-K ceostrategicupdate8-k.htm #> 2 2 EX-99 EXHIBIT 99 exhibit99ceostrategicupd.htm #> 3 3 GRAPHIC <NA> exhibit99ceostrategicupd001.jpg #> 4 4 GRAPHIC <NA> exhibit99ceostrategicupd002.jpg #> 5 5 GRAPHIC <NA> exhibit99ceostrategicupd003.jpg #> 6 6 GRAPHIC <NA> exhibit99ceostrategicupd004.jpg #> 7 7 GRAPHIC <NA> exhibit99ceostrategicupd005.jpg