How to Generate a Viewer File

The ZIP package contains information that are easily readable only by using a dedicated software like our Parseport Inspector.

While this is not an issue for most auditors and companies, who often possess the software needed to use iXBRL reports, it can be for the average reader.

What is the viewer file?

The Viewer file is an xHTML file with the Viewer function embedded. The advantage of this file is that only a standard web browser is needed to open it. The embedded viewer gives users the ability to see every tagged element in the report and access the underlying XBRL data.

The viewer file is for your use and is not to be submitted to the local authority. However, we recommend to also publish it in your webpage alongside your ESEF file. In that way users will be able to download it, making your report accessible for everyone.

How to generate a viewer file?

  1. Start by navigating to where you can use your credentials to log in 
  2. After logging in, you need to start by using:
    Convert feature to create your ESEF file in the system by uploading both the Excel and PDF:

    Open feature to upload your ESEF file (ZIP package) previously downloaded from the system:

  3. After conversion click the menu item labeled Viewer. 

    Click the document icon labeled "</>" at the top right corner of the page. This will prompt a download of the xHTML file with the viewer embedded.


Additionally, you can use ParsePort Inspector Manual where export options are explained in detail.