Export Data to XBRL
Once your report is ready and valid, you can generate an XBRL instance file. To do this, click Export to XBRL in the add-in ribbon. By default, instance files are saved with a .xbrl extension. If you need the exported file to have another extension (for example, .xml), type the file extension in the Export dialog box. You can export your file in the formats shown in the screenshot below:
During the export, 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.