Technical Notice

ORF Match Control Date FIX Messages

October 3, 2016

FINRA has been made aware of a discrepancy between the Over-the-Counter Reporting Facility (ORF) FIX specification, version 1.5, and the software code supporting the "ORMA" message “Confirmed Match Control Date” format (tag 22027).

The ORF FIX specification lists the field in a YYYY/MM/DD format. However the Match Control Date in the message is currently being disseminated in a MM/DD/YYYY format. FINRA will implement a change to the FIX Match Control Date format on Monday, November 7, 2016, to ensure it corresponds to the specification.

FINRA will offer free testing for ORF FIX clients wanting to test this change in the Nasdaq Test Facility (NTF). The free test period will run from Monday, October 17, 2016, until Friday, November 4, 2016.

Please contact FINRA Product Management or call (866) 899-2107 with questions regarding this notice.