You can import data from existing instances of XBRL reports into Excel (typically, files with .xbrl extension). For the import to be successful, the imported instances must be valid XBRL reports. They may be either reports you have previously generated using the Altova® European Banking Authority (EBA) XBRL add-in for Excel, or reports that you received from other parties.
To import an existing XBRL instance file into Excel:
1.In the Excel ribbon, click the EBA tab.
2.Click Import from XBRL, and browse for the XBRL instance file.
|Note:||If a report is already open in Excel, the Import from XBRL button is disabled. To enable the command, save and close the current report (workbook) and create a new workbook.|
During the import operation, a dialog box informs you about the progress:
While the report data is loaded into Excel, it is automatically validated. A dialog box notifies you about potential warnings, inconsistencies, or errors (see also Validating Data).
|Note:||During import, the add-in validates XBRL formula assertions. A report will be imported even if it contains unsatisfied assertions.|