Viewing the XBRL Instance Using Arelle

After publishing the instance you should have zipped output (default name is report.zip). In that zipped file there is a file with an extension *.xbrl. This is the XBRL instance that was generated. To view the instance:

  To view the instance:

  1. Unzip the file generated into a temporary directory.

  2. Open Arelle, installed in Section 1.6.

  3. Click File, then Open, and then open the file with the .xrbl extension.

    Loading takes time, because all EIOPA-referenced taxonomies are being downloaded.

    Note:

    After the initial load of EIOPA taxonomies, you can set Arelle to work offline. Select Tools, then Internet, and then select Work Offline.

  4. After the instance is loaded:

    • You can view the appropriate schedule by selecting the schedule on the left.

    • You can view it in table form by selecting the Table tab on the right side.

    • To validate basic XBRL in Arelle, click Tools, and then Validation.

      1. Ensure that Validation menu items are clear.

      2. Click Validate.

    Sample Arelle view