Fixing Disconnected Data

What is Disconnected Data?

XBRL data is connected to your document through links. If those links are removed, the data becomes disconnected. Disconnected XBRL data appears at the top of the section, as the following image shows.

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How Disconnected Data Occurs

Data becomes disconnected when you cut and paste links or remove them while working on a document. When this happens, a warning appears letting you know you are about to disconnect data.

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When there is disconnected data, a Disconnected XBRL Message dialog box appears at the top of the page, not where the XBRL is broken.

When there is disconnected data, toggle XBRL off and on to to show the XBRL Disconnected Data dialog box at the top of the page. You can use options in this dialog box to fix or permanently delete the disconnected data.

To toggle XBRL on and off, go to the XBRL tab and click the XBRL button to turn it off, then click it again to turn it back on.

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Handling Disconnected Data

When XBRL is disconnected, you can either copy the XBRL to a new link or delete the XBRL data.

To copy disconnected XBRL data to a new link, click Copy XBRL from the Disconnected XBRL Data dialog box.

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Click the new link where you want to paste the XBRL to open the XBRL Detail Tagging dialog box. Click Paste to paste the XBRL to the new link.

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If you don't need the disconnected XBRL data, click Delete on the Disconnected XBRL Data dialog box.

You can delete all disconnected data at one time. To delete all disconnected data, click the Advanced button on the XBRL toolbar and select Remove Disc. Data (Active Section).

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