Managing Dates

Seeing All Dates

To see all available dates for your document, click an untagged cell to open the XBRL Detail Tagging dialog box and click Search Dates / Date Ranges.

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When the XBRL Dates Selector opens, the dates currently used in the document appear first.

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Using Filters

To help you find the date you need more quickly, click one of three filters:

  • Duration: When this filter is turned on, only XBRL dates that have a period type of Duration will be shown in the date list.

  • Instant: When this filter is turned on, only XBRL dates that have a period type of Instant will be shown in the date list.

  • In Doc: When this filter is turned on, only XBRL dates that are used in the document will be shown in the date list. This filter can be used in conjunction with the Duration or Instant filters for more specific results. This filter is on by default when you use the XBRL Date Selector.

You can also type a specific date or choose one using the calendar drop-down to see only XBRL dates containing the selected date.

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Adding a Cutom Date

If you need to apply a non-fiscal XBRL date that does not appear in the date list, you can create a custom XBRL date.

  1. On the XBRL Dates Selector, click + Add Date in the top-right corner.

  2. Select either Instant or Duration from the Period Type drop-down. Make sure the custom date period type matches the concept period type you will use for the fact.

    NOTE: Instant dates are listed as a single day 24-hour day. Duration dates are a range of time from 00:00 to 24:00 hours and for one or more days.

  3. Type the date/date range or select it from the calendar icon.

  4. Type the year that applies to the chosen date/date range in the Fiscal Year field.

  5. Select a fiscal quarter from the Fiscal Quarter drop-down. The fiscal quarter should match the fiscal quarter of the date or date range you selected.

  6. Add an annotation for the date ID if you want one. You can select from standard annotations or create a custom annotation by typing in the annotation field.

  7. Click Save. Saving the date automatically applies it to the XBRL fact and adds it to your dates list.

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Editing a Custom Date

To edit a custom date:

  1. Click an untagged value to see all dates in the XBRL Dates dialog box.

  2. Click the pencil icon for the date you want to edit.

  3. Make necessary changes and click Save.

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Deprecating a Date

To deprecate the custom date:

  1. Click an untagged value to see all dates in the XBRL Dates dialog box.

  2. Click the pencil icon for the date you want to deprecate.

  3. Click Deprecate (i.e. - should not be used).

  4. Click Yes in the Confirmation dialog box to deprecate the date.

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Finding Facts with Deprecated Dates

When deprecating dates for XBRL facts, make sure to replace them with active dates. If any facts are missing dates, you will receive validation warning messages when you run Document Check.

Deprecating a date removes it from your account, and will affect previous filings. If you need to refile a document, we recommend replacing any deprecated dates applied to XBRL facts with active dates.

To find all facts with deprecated dates in the active document:

  1. With your document open, click the XBRL tab.

  2. Click the Validate drop-down and select Document Check.

  3. Check for messages that read "Fact is using a deprecated date that should be replaced.” A message appears for each instance of the deprecated date used in the document.

  4. Double-click the Document Check message to activate the location finder and locate the fact using the deprecated date in the document.

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  5. Replace the deprecated date by clicking the fact, selecting the date drop-down in the XBRL Detail Tagging dialog box, and clicking Replace.

  6. Select an active date and click Apply.

  7. Share the XBRL date change.

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