Tagging Facts

After your Wdesk document is completed, you need to apply XBRL tags to all required and mandatory facts. Facts include numeric values, dates, and sometimes text that support the values and dates. Each fact requires a concept to identify the fact and a date for the time range the fact applies to.

Before you begin, consider the following to help you tag facts in your document:

  • Taxonomy:
    • Make sure you are in the correct taxonomy and section within the taxonomy.
    • Do not open two different documents tagged with two different taxonomies at the same time. The second document you open will inherit the taxonomy from the first document you have open.
  • Date type:
    • Be aware that each concept has a period type, either Instant for one specific date identified by a clock icon and Duration for a range of dates identified by a calendar icon.
    • Make sure you select the concept with the correct period type for your fact.

Tagging with a Concept

There are three ways to tag a concept:

  • Use Search Line Item Concepts from the XBRL Detail Tagging dialog box.

  • Drag concepts from the XBRL Outline panel on the right side of your document in the Wdesk editor.

  • Copy concepts from the Taxonomy Analyzer and paste them into the XBRL Detail Tagging dialog box. See the Using the XBRL Taxonomy Analyzer article for more information.

This article uses the Search function as the primary way to tag. Reach out to your CSM if you have questions about other ways to tag a fact.

To begin tagging:

  1. With your document open in Wdesk, turn on XBRL.

  2. Click the value in the table and click Search Line Item Concepts in the XBRL Detail Tagging dialog box.

  3. In the XBRL Concept Search dialog box, type a keyword or phrase in the search box and press Enter. Use the Filter By options to narrow down the search results.

  4. Click the blue Information icon for the concept to see additional information. More information about the concept opens in the panel on the right, which helps you understand the concept and make sure it fits the fact.

    NOTE: When you tag a monetary fact with a concept, make sure the Balance Type matches the meaning of the number — either debit or credit.

  5. Click the green Accept button for the concept to apply it to the fact.

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You’ll notice that after applying the concept, the table cell turns red. This indicates it is missing information. A complete tagging requires both a concept and a date. In our example, the fact is incomplete because it is missing the date.

Tagging with a Date

With the XBRL Detail Tagging dialog box open:

  1. Click the Search Dates/Date Ranges field.

  2. Select the date and click Apply.

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    The XBRL Dates dialog box closes, the date is applied to the fact, and the table cell turns green to show it is fully tagged.

More About Dates

Concepts have either an Instant or Duration period type. The dates or date ranges you can select from in the XBRL Dates dialog box for your fact are based on the concept’s period type.

For either Instant or Duration periods, you can find a date using the following:

  • In Doc: Click this button to show only the dates already identified in your document. Use this option before creating a new date.

  • Calendar: Click this icon to choose a specific date. The XBRL Dates list narrows down to only the options that include the date you chose.

  • Add Date: Click this button to add a new date and date options.

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