In This Chapter Gathering information from others Expanding your knowledge by doing If you’ve read other parts of this topic, and you know what the XBRL elephant looks like, you can break down that big elephant into smaller pieces that you can eat one piece at a time. (If you can’t identify that elephant in […]

Top Ten Technical Odds and Ends Of XBRL

In This Chapter Sorting out common causes of confusion Providing hard-to-find and often-overlooked key information Delving into important technical aspects Such as we want to, we can’t cover every conceivable aspect of XBRL m V W in a topic this size. In this chapter, we help you understand ten or so things that would clutter […]

(Nearly) Ten Keys to Understanding How XBRL Works

In This Chapter Explaining key technical ideas to business readers Grasping how XBRL actually does what it does Seeing what XBRL will do This chapter has one specific focus: explain key concepts in terms that you, a business reader, can relate to. You don’t need to understand these concepts to use XBRL. However, for those […]

Predicting What XBRL Will Become

In This Chapter Peering into XBRL’s future Looking at specific ways to use XBRL Envisioning XBRL killer applications Considering what can go wrong (so you can avoid it) Predicting changes to XBRL M BRL has existed since 2000, yet it’s still a maturing global supply chain /\ standard for business information exchange. As we experiment […]

The Part of Tens (XBRL)

In this part In grand For topic tradition, this part provides you with useful reminders and tips to help you from getting bogged down with the details of XBRL. We give you a list of ways you can flatten the XBRL learning curve, avoiding common mistakes that waste your time. Our next list is the […]

Understanding the XBRL Instance

In This Chapter Finding out about XBRL instances Knowing what to look for in an XBRL instance Examining the XBRL instances of others Identifying the characteristics of a good XBRL instance In this chapter, we drill into additional important details of the XBRL In this chapter, we drill into additional important details of the XBRL […]

Digging Deeper into XBRL Taxonomies

In This Chapter Taking a look at the key role XBRL taxonomies play Knowing what to look for in an XBRL taxonomy Examining XBRL taxonomies created by others Identifying the characteristics of a good taxonomy In this chapter, we cover additional important details of an XBRL taxonomy. In this chapter, we cover additional important details […]

Differentiating XBRL Modules

In This Chapter Getting to know the XBRL modules Using XBRL with the multidimensional model Taking advantage of XBRL Formula Maintaining your XBRL using XBRL Versioning Introducing the XBRL Global Ledger taxonomy BRL is really a family of specifications. In this chapter, we meet that family in detail. Although this chapter doesn’t make you an […]

Creating and Using XBRL

In This Chapter Seeing XBRL in action Viewing and creating an XBRL taxonomy and XBRL instance Validating an XBRL taxonomy and XBRL instance Extending an XBRL taxonomy Interacting with your XBRL information 7his chapter focuses exclusively on working with XBRL. We guide you through the process of viewing, creating, validating, extending, and otherwise interacting with […]

Finding Tools and Services to Make XBRL Work

In This Chapter Exploring XBRL processors Evaluating XBRL software Finding products that support XBRL Searching for assistance M BRL is brought to life within software (see Chapters 1 and 3). In this chapter, we dig deeper into the area of software and services to help you get the most out of what XBRL offers. We […]