Deprecation Schedule

There will generally be three supported versions of Structured Data Files (SDF) at any given time. When a new version is released, a sunset date is announced for the previous version. A version is considered deprecated once a sunset date has been announced for it.

The minimum deprecation period for most versions will be 6 months. While deprecated versions remain available until the scheduled sunset date, users are encouraged to use the deprecation period to migrate to a newer version. After the sunset date, deprecated versions will no longer be available.


A schedule of the currently announced deprecation and sunset dates is provided below:

SDF Version Deprecation Date Sunset Date
v3.1 August 26, 2019 February 28, 2020
v4 August 26, 2019 February 28, 2020
v4.1 August 26, 2019 February 28, 2020
v4.2 August 26, 2019 February 28, 2020