XBRL Validator

Viewing and validating XBRL

XMLSpy XBRL Validator Features:

  • Support for XBRL 2.1 and XBRL Dimensions 1.0
  • Support for Formula 1.0, Table Linkbase 1.0, Extensible Enumerations 1.0
  • Support for Table Linkbase validation and editing
  • Integration with RaptorXML Server for ultra-fast XBRL validation
  • Multi-tabbed validation message window
  • Hot-links to errors for quick troubleshooting
  • Hot links to specifications for easy reference
  • XBRL instance, taxonomy, and linkbase validation
  • Viewing XBRL documents in Text and Grid View
  • Graphical XBRL Taxonomy Editor and Wizard

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XBRL Validator

Standard XML editors are not sufficient for working with XBRL because they cannot process the normalization and semantic properties that XBRL adds to the XML specification. The added XBRL functionality in XMLSpy makes it the only fully featured XML editor on the market with the capacity to understand the multiple relations and content validation that makes XBRL such a powerful language for financial reporting.

XMLSpy supports validation of documents created based on XBRL 2.1 as well as XBRL Dimensions 1.0, Formula 1.0, and Table Linkbase 1.0. Organizations are increasing turning to XBRL Dimensions and XBRL Formula to extend the functionality provided by XBRL 2.1, as this allows them to view and analyze the data in new and productive ways, without compromising interoperability and backwards compatibility.

RaptorXML+Server Based Validation

The XBRL validator in XMLSpy is powered by the Altova RaptorXML validation engine, which was written from the ground up to provide the closest possible standards conformance coupled with fast validation speeds. However, the validation speeds provided are still determined by the number of cores available on the developer's machine. RaptorXML+XBRL Server, on the other hand, benefits from the substantial increase in processing power afforded by multi-CPU, multi-core servers, which allow it to deliver hyper-performance through increased throughput and efficient memory utilization.

Now, XMLSpy users can harness these advantages by utilizing RaptorXML Server(s) installed on the same network for performing validation jobs. This makes validation of large and complex XBRL documents faster than was ever possible before – directly inside XMLSpy.

Using an installed RaptorXML Server+XBRL for XBRL validation

EDGAR Validation

Integration with RaptorXML+XBRL Server also gives XMLSpy developers the ability to validate EDGAR documents prior to electronic submission.

EDGAR (Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval) is a system that performs automated collection, validation, and indexing of financial statements filed by companies to the United States SEC. The ability to perform EDGAR validation prior to submitting files to the SEC is a huge advantage, helping to save time and reduce errors.

It’s easy to select this option from the XMLSpy toolbar for XBRL validation (see screenshot above).

Please note: RaptorXML+XBRL Server is required for EDGAR file validation in XMLSpy.

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