How to Use the ParsePort XBRL Inspector

The ParsePort XBRL Inspector was created to let auditors view and audit reporting packages in the iXBRL format. It allows the user to access all necessary information from a reporting package to get a clear view of everything that has been reported.

In this article you will get an introduction on how to use the ParsePort XBRL Inspector, which has been made available for free to European auditors as well as all ParsePort customers. If you have any questions regarding the ParsePort XBRL Inspector, you can register for one of the ParsePort Q&A Webinars about the inspector.

 

How to Use the ParsePort XBRL Inspector

You can watch the video below to get a thorough demonstration on how to use the ParsePort XBRL Inspector. If you have any questions after watching the video, you can sign up for  one of the ParsePort Q&A Webinars to learn more.

 

  1. Start by importing reporting package by selecting the reporting package and click upload file. The ParsePort XBRL Inspector can handle zip files containing iXBRL packages as well as XHTML files from companies that aren't required to publish their annual reports in ESEF.
  2. When you upload a file, it is automatically validated by the ParsePort XBRL Inspector, and after the upload is complete, you are automatically taken to the validation window.
  3. Afterwards you can download a viewer file, a fact list and an extensions list. You can watch the video above for a full demonstration of the ParsePort XBRL Inspector.

Features of the ParsePort XBRL Inspector

The ParsePort XBRL Inspector has a number of features which make it easier to view and audit iXBRL files.

  • Validation: When you upload an ESEF file to the Inspector it is automatically validated against the taxonomy.
  • Review: The ParsePort XBRL Inspector gives you the ability to review custom taxonomy trees, anchorings, and calculations.
  • Comparison: You can use the ParsePort XBRL Inspector to compare different taxonomy packages on facts, presentation and calculation.
  • Lists: The ParsePort XBRL Inspector gives you the ability to import, create and export lists of taxonomy element or extension used within the uploaded iXBRL file.
  • Visual Representation: With the ParsePort XBRL Inspector you can import and create visual representations of XBRL elements used within the reports and visually represent the calculation link base.
  • Generate Viewer Files: With the ParsePort XBRL Inspector you can generate an iXBRL viewer file from the .zip package to review the tagging details and the visual representation at the same time.