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Altova® EBA add-in for Excel, version 2022 Basic Edition

Once your report is ready and valid, you can generate an XBRL instance file. To do this, click the EBA tab. Then click Export to XBRL. By default, instance files are saved as files with an .xbrl extension. If you need the exported file to have another extension (for example, .xml), type the file extension in the Export dialog box.

While the XBRL instance is being created, a dialog box, which informs you about the progress, may be displayed for a short time. During the export operation, data is automatically validated. Any errors, inconsistencies and warnings are reported on the screen after the export finishes. For more information, see Validate Data.


Note:Cell values that are not valid, that is, cells that do not conform to the data type of the underlying XBRL concept, prevent the report from being exported.


For tips on how to avoid data formatting errors, see Enter Data. Note, however, that not all XBRL validation errors might be related to incorrect formatting. Some errors might occur because entered data does not meet the XBRL validation rules applicable to the report you are filing.


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