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  1. Bob Ambrosius says:

    Great work. I like the MVC principle, and the clean, simple interface. The application installed flawless in my win32 platform (vista). The interface is intuitive, no help is needed, though I’ve only used a versioning report and have not done any DTS compare.

    Some comments:
    - There is no search facility. This makes it hard to navigate the versioning report, as well as the DTS’s.
    - I didn’t see a relation between assignments and actions, but perhaps the versioningfile is to blame for this.
    - The is no sort facility in the DTS windows. This could replace the search facility there.
    - The default sort is on standard label. With no search and sort facility it would be helpfull if a default sort could be set by the user.
    - It’s not possible to copy text, so it can be pasted in other tools. It’s a pain to type the names manually.
    - The application uses a blue marker to indicate concepts that are relevant for a versioning report item. How will you indicate splits and joins? Using a sort on standard label, they could be far apart.

    That’s it for now. It’s a very good start.

    • admin says:

      Thanks for your feedback.

      Initial search features are in test and will be in the next version uploaded. Also in that version is column header sort-by-click for non-tree views.

      We will check into the versioning assignment-action and text copy issues.

  2. Suresh Kumar says:

    Arelle is impressive. Does this comply with latest EFM Version during validation process (Currently version 17).

    • admin says:

      Yes, Arelle validates the EFM v.17 issues that are addressed by the SEC test suite. (It doesn’t currently do those EFM semantic issues that are not supported by tests in the SEC test suite.)

  3. Vikas Bhatia says:

    Is it possible to see what Arelle validates for? Also is the newer EFM v18 supported?

    • admin says:

      For SEC Edgar validation, yes the latest EFM is supported. Validations are provided for each test that is in the SEC test suite, but not for any Edgar Filer Manual sections that aren’t represented in the SEC test suite.

  4. Tilmann Ludwig says:

    Arelle looks very interesting.

    We are looking at the COREP implementation for CRD IV. In this implementation, the validation and visualization features of XBRL wiil be widely used.

    By playing around with the FINREP example, I’ve found that the validation is working very slowly. After 10 minutes, it didn’t finished. Is it planned to improve this in the near future?

  5. In Fujitsu WWand we can change

    Namespace URI: http://xbrl.dcca.dk/entryBalanceSheetAccountFormIncomeStatementByNature

    Remoted system ID: http://archprod.service.eogs.dk/taxonomy/20120101/entryDanishGAAPBalanceSheetAccountFormIncomeStatementByNatureIncludingManagementsReviewStatisticsAndTax20120101.xsd

    Local system ID: C:\Program Files\CaseWare2011\Taxonomy\20120101\entryDanishGAAPBalanceSheetAccountFormIncomeStatementByNatureIncludingManagementsReviewStatisticsAndTax20120101.xsd

    How to do that in Arelle?

    • admin says:

      Two alternative ways to do this:
      1) enter the mapping into the file config/mappings.xml (under where you have installed arelle), or
      2) you can copy the files into arelle’s cache at the cache directory corresponding to the web location. Tools->internet->manage cache, opens an explorer (if on windows) to the cache, and then there would be a directory tree with the same structure as the website.

  6. Vikas Bhatia says:

    Are there is no US-GAAP taxonomy architecture validations built in Arelle?

    • admin says:

      The Edgar Filer Manual (SEC) validations are built-in. The XBRL-US Best Practices Guidelines are provided in a plug in, under examples/plugin, and can be installed by help->manage plug ins.

      None of these are, strictly speaking, “architecture” validations (they are just syntax and semantics validations of filings). Please let us know of the documentation describing “architecture” validations that you are asking about.

  7. Carsten Schelp says:

    How can I get Arelle’s validation to fail?

    My employer, has charged me with the task to add formulae-based validation to our vat-taxonomy for Finland.

    I have succeeded in putting together the elements for one first assert.
    However, no matter how much I try – I cannot make Arelle’s validation fail.
    Validation always seems to pass, no matter what.

    Ok. I can leave the ‘test’ attribute of the value assert empty which will trigger a basic regex check for “empty” to fail. But even the most random content to the ‘test’ attribute validates just fine.

    If you need a zip of my data, just tell me where to send it.

    Can you help me where to look so I can validate my assertions with Arelle?

    Thank you for your time.

    • admin says:

      I’ve sent you a private e-mail suggesting formula changes to make the assertion fire. It’s not an issue with or bug in Arelle, but one in learning about XBRL formula, which isn’t easy alone. Good luck!

  8. We use Arelle Taxonomy software in many courses and conferences in Colombia with best results viewing taxonomies. We use the Language Tool to read the taxonomy in Spanish with labels provied by IFRS.org. Thanks a lot.

  9. Jay says:

    Hi,

    I wanted to find out, how does arelle distinguish what the presentation taxonomies are when dealing with COREP taxonomies.

    COREP taxonomies are split into template,dimension,primary Arelle can automatically load the primary taxonomy for a given template taxonomy in its “presentation” tab, when opening a DTS.

    How does this work?

  10. Peter Kuras says:

    Hi,

    we’r currently using Arelle for comparing the outcoming XBRL instances with the necessary one you can find within the COREP excel file.
    Unfortunately some sheets are missing completely. The whols 30 range.

    Is that problem known? or do we do something wrong? But all other sheets are there.

    Need advice.
    Thanks!

  11. Dirk Pollmann says:

    Hello,

    we testing the new EBA 2.0.1 taxonomy:
    http://www.eba.europa.eu/documents/10180/502670/XBRL+Taxonomy+2.0.1.zip

    against the EBA Sample Reports:
    http://www.eba.europa.eu/documents/10180/412297/Sample+instances.zip

    But there is a problem while showing the Sample Report “C 08.02″ in Arelle, because the addional rows, definied with the additional “TypedMembers” will not shown in Arelle

    Can anybody help with that?

  12. Gustaf says:

    Hi,, im currently working on xbrl project with central bank of Indonesian. i have use some xbrl tools like altova product, isxwand (Fujitsu). until i find out arelle. this is a good tools for validation xbrl taxonomy.

    • admin says:

      For the large instance documents other users of bank of Indonesia taxonomies have been using Arelle streaming mode validation, which can handle big instances.

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