XBRL and Inline XBRL (iXBRL) are two different formats for structured, electronic business reports. These formats solve different business problems and reflect the broad range of reporting requirements that can benefit from the use of structured XBRL data. XBRL or iXBRL? This one of the key decisions that data collectors need to make when planning […]
Inline XBRL (iXBRL) enables a single document to provide both a preparer-driven human-readable presentation of a business report and structured, machine-readable XBRL data. The data format requirements for human-readability and automated machine consumption vary in some cases. For example, a preparer might present a date as ’30th September 2019″ whereas XBRL requires dates to be […]
This great new video from the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) clearly explains the process and advantages of Inline XBRL and unique digital identifiers. GLEIF recently published its annual reportusing machine-readable Inline XBRL format and embedding GELIF’s own Legal Entity Identifier into the financial information for the first time. The process of embedding an entity’s LEI […]
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has released a draft update of the EDGAR Filer Manual in advance of version 19.2 coming into effect (if approved by the Commission) on 10 June 2019. Amongst other changes, the latest version of EDGAR has been updated to support the 2019 IFRS Taxonomy, and will no longer support […]
At the 2018 Data Amplified conference in Dubai, we presented some samples that show how Inline XBRL documents can be both interactive and design-led. These reports are aesthetically indistinguishable from PDF reports but far more useful. We have now published a code repository containing details of how we produced these samples. We believe this will serve […]
The Inline XBRL viewer developed by Workiva, first previewed at Data Amplified 2018, has now been released as open source software. The viewer makes Inline XBRL tagged content dynamic and immediately usable, unlocking the value of data that, without special consumption tools, is all too often hidden within documents.
This demonstration shows how Inline XBRL documents can be both interactive and design led, almost indistinguishable from PDF reports but vastly more useful.
2017 was a good year for Financial Reporting. Alongside the first truly international accounting standard for insurance contracts (IFRS 17), the foundation has also made substantial progress in improving communication in financial reports, with more regulators requiring the use of the IFRS taxonomy. Now, 144 different jurisdictions and 15 out of the 20 G20 economies […]
Inline XBRL, or iXBRL, brings together human-readable and computer-readable reports into a single document. Doing so sometimes highlights the conflict between the human need for readability, and a desire for consistent and complete structured data. A good example of this is reports that provide the same figure several times at differing precisions. For example, revenue […]