This article is for those who file with Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) in South Africa.

Rolling XBRL Dates Forward

You must update XBRL dates to reflect the current reporting period when you roll an account forward. The XBRL Date Roll Forward feature streamlines this process. XBRL Date Roll Forward also provides the following features:

  • Displays the number of date usages in the account
  • Indicates when a date may require updating
  • Provides a quick option to choose an alternative date

Using Milestones to Roll Forward a Document

Before rolling forward XBRL dates, you can first roll forward the document using Milestones in the Review panel. If you have questions about Milestones or want to use this method, please contact your CSM.

Rolling Forward XBRL Dates

To update XBRL dates:

  1. Open the document, click the XBRL tab, and turn on XBRL using the toggle.

  2. Click Advanced and select XBRL Date Roll Forward.

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    Wdesk performs some checks on the document during the process and then provides a list of existing XBRL dates as two types of dates:

    • Fiscal Dates: Generally not found in statutory accounts filed to CIPC.

    • Other Dates: Annual dates used in statutory accounts filed to CIPC, both for duration and instant concepts.

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    The number of times the dates are used appears next to each date. If no dates appear in the XBRL Date Roll Forward dialog box, contact your CSM for further assistance.

  3. If you need to update fiscal dates, click the Enter Date / Date Range field and select or add a new date. Then click Apply.

  4. When you are done with the fiscal dates, click Next.

  5. Update Other dates as needed, then click Include.

  6. If you get a Potential Merges message, go Back & Review the selected dates or Merge the conflicting items.

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  7. In the Confirm XBRL Date Roll Forward, click Roll Forward to roll the selected dates.

    IMPORTANT: This action cannot be undone. Make sure you select the appropriate dates and click Roll Forward to proceed.

  8. When the Completed dialog box appears, click Close. If your XBRL outline was closed, it opens because XBRL was temporarily turned off while the dates were rolling. XBRL turns on again after date rolling is completed.

If additional XBRL dates require roll forward, repeat this process at any time during the life of the document.