Technical Notice

ORF Reference Data File: Schedule Change

January 4, 2018

FINRA has updated the Over the Counter (ORF) API Reference Data specification to coincide with data changes that will take effect on Monday, March 12, 2018.

Beginning Monday, March 12, 2018, The Next Day Dividend File will be amended to include a Record ID. Note: This is a scheduling change. FINRA originally stated the changes would take place on March 5, 2018.


FINRA will make the ORF Next Day Dividend File changes available in the Nasdaq Test Facility (NTF) beginning Monday, February 12, 2018. Firms wishing to gain access to NTF to test this change are invited to use NTF for a free 30-day period. Firms must contact via email to begin the free test period for this change. In addition a production User Acceptance Test (UAT) will be held for this change on Saturday, February 24, 2018. FINRA will issue details regarding the UAT test as the date approaches.

If you have questions regarding this change, please contact FINRA Product Management or call (866) 899-2107.