New ESEF filings and countries available: catch up on filings.xbrl.org.

Posted on September 16, 2022 by Editor

Our filings repository at filings.xbrl.org continues to expand, and we are delighted to note that it now contains over 4,000 European Single Electronic Format (ESEF) reports. In particular, we have recently been able to add filings from two new countries: Cyprus and Romania. Each report can be browsed online using an XBRL viewer, downloaded in its original format, or grabbed as xBRL-JSON data.

We developed filings.xbrl.org to make it easy for users to access ESEF filings all in one place, and to analyse and explore the Inline XBRL data now being reported in the EU. It is an interim measure as an official solution is developed in the form of the European Single Access Point (ESAP). While we cannot provide a completely comprehensive listing, we aim to collect as many filings as we can, and to automate their retrieval as far as possible. While a handful of countries offer APIs to enable efficient discovery and download of filings, the majority still require us to use less-reliable web scraping techniques or time-consuming manual efforts. Since information is only useful if it can be accessed and used, we continue to urge national regulators to embrace automated data retrieval as an intrinsic part of the digitisation process.

Like the repository itself, our community of active and interested users of filings.xbrl.org is growing. If you would like to keep in touch on the latest news and developments, and to be part of the discussion between users, don’t forget to join our mailing list here.

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