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SEC XBRL Financial Filing Profile
SEC XBRL Financial Filing Profile
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Domain Partition Aggregation Model
Report Element Relations
XBRL Multidimensional Model
XBRL Related Presentation
XBRL Technical Syntax
Digital Financial Report Profile for SEC XBRL Financial Filings
This wiki provides a digital financial report profile for SEC XBRL financial filings. The profile articulates a report level logical model or conceptual model of SEC XBRL financial filings and a glossary of terminology used by that logical/conceptual model.
An SEC XBRL Financial Filings, a type of
digital financial reporting
. The model and glossary focuses on business sementics and the underlying logical/conceptual model of the US GAAP Taxonomy and SEC XBRL financial filings rather than exposing the more complex, harder to understand
XBRL technical syntax
. Also, because many people tend to confuse the terminology used to describe the logical modeling of SEC XBRL financial filings with the presentation of that information,
XBRL related presentation
misconceptions are also discussed. Finally, an
understanding of the multidimensional model
is helpful in understanding and appreciate this logical model, but not required to use it. But those are all important building blocks for this model and for those interested, that is important detailed information.
Anyone is allowed to make comments to this model. Anyone can become a member of this wiki and can edit the model.
Note that the SEC has a glossary which they make available which you can find here:
. The FASB provides additional terminology in their
Understanding the Logical Model by Seeing it in Action
A good place to start in understanding this model is with the
. If you are a big picture person, these things can be helpful in understanding this model by seeing the model in action.
: This glossary is cross referenced to examples provided by a model/reference implementation of an SEC XBRL financial filing. You can find that reference implementation here:
This is a summary of the info set examples of the model/reference implementation which leverages this logical model:
Fact Table Info Set
: This is an example of what the fact table information looks like. This is an XML version of the info set of the model/reference implementation of the fact table.
Relations Info Set
: This is an example of what the relations information looks like. This is an XML version of the info set of the model/reference implementation of the presentation relations.
Report Elements Info Set
: This is an example of what the report element information looks like. This is an XML version of the info set of the model/reference implementation of the report elements.
Business Rule Info Set
: This is an example of what the business rules look like. This is an XML version of the info set for the business rules in the model/reference implementation.
The following narritive summarizes the pieces of the logical model which makes up an SEC XBRL financial filing:
An SEC XBRL financial filing can be logically broken down into a discrete number of
. These discrete report elements are used to construct the SEC XBRL financial filing. These
report elements have relations
An SEC XBRL financial fling has sections or parts. An example of parts include the balance sheet, income statement, cash flow statement, accounting policies, basis of reporting, entity information, financial account disclosures, and disclosures relating to broad transaction categories.
These sections or parts are articulated as tables using the XBRL medium. A
must be organized within a
. Networks organize where tables show up in software applications such as the SEC Interactive Data Viewer application. Networks have a numbers, a category, and documentation which describes the
. There are three categories of networks:
. The number of the network description can (does in the SEC Interactive Data Viewer) determine the ordering of the networks within software applications.
are groupings of facts which appear in a financial report for some specific purpose. Tables express a connection between
have similar characteristics.
articulate these characteristics.
are a special type of
. These concepts can describe fact values in an report.
The value of an
always has a
, or set of
may be a total of all members or it may only be a placeholder and never used to report information. There are two special types of
which do not have a
: entity and period.
are an intersection of
(remember that line items are a special type of axis which expresses a
), and a value. The value of a reported fact is referred to as a
Numeric fact values have two additional attributes referred to as
: units and decimals. Units explain the units of a numeric value and decimals explain the rounding of a numeric value. Values may also have
which provide additional information about a specific value or a set of values. Attributes play no role in processing
, they are attributes and not axis. (Meaning the distinction between a an axis and a fact attribute is whether they impact dimensional processing.
Facts reported do not have random relationships, the relationships between facts have patterns, this is referred to as an
may contain numeric concepts within components with have information models such as roll up, roll forward, grid, adjustment, complex computations. Or if the numeric information has no relationship or textual information is reported, the information model is simply a hierarchy. The [Text Block] information model is that of a narrative or prose reported as a block of HTML.
which make up the
do not have random relations, the relations of an axis have patterns referred to as the
domain partition aggregation model
. There are a number of different
domain partition aggregation models
: complete flat sets, partial sets, complete hierarchical sets, and complex sets.
Networks/tables are related to other networks/tables in an ordering or sequence, this is called the
relations of a business report.
A document which summarizes this information can be found here:
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