Can we alter the mapping?


If you want to change an element’s name from “Staff Costs” to “Personnel Costs” for instance, the process is as simple as changing the label in the corresponding element in both the Excel template and in your PDF.

Because both "Personnel Costs" and "Staff Costs" is recognized by our simplified tags, and both are mapped to “EmployeeBenefitsExpense” you can do this 100% on your own.

This isn’t always the case, however:

While our simplified tags will recognize most of the labels you use in your report, you may want to map something that isn't recognized. To find out if that is the case, we urge you to simply make the change in the Excel template and test it in the ParsePort XBRL Inspector tool. The engine will let you know if the element wasn't mapped.

In case a label isn't recognized by the simplified tags, all you need to do is to make the changes in your Excel sheet, highlight them in yellow and send the Excel template to us in an e-mail where you describe what you want mapped. We will then make sure to make the appropriate updates.

If you want to change the mapping without changing the name of an element  (e.g. you want “Personnel Costs” to point to another taxonomy element than “EmployeeBenefitsExpense”), you need to write us at and we will help you change the mapping.

You can find more information on how to update you Excel template in this tutorial.