Replacing XBRL Dates and Concepts

Sometimes you realise that you need to tag a fact with a different concept or date. Use the Replace function instead of removing the existing concept or date to change them.

NOTE: The Replace feature replaces the underlying concept but not the preferred label.

Replacing XBRL Concepts

If you see that a concept you chose earlier isn’t as accurate as one you find later, replacing a concept saves the extra steps of removing it and re-adding the new one.

Select the fact with the concept you want to replace. In the XBRL Detail Tagging window, click the down arrow that appears on the right of the concept to open the menu and click Replace.

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Use the XBRL Concept Search dialog box to find the concept you want to use.

  • Type a keyword or phrase in the search box, and then click Search.
  • If you prefer, you can use the Taxonomy Analyzer to find a concept.
  • You can also select a concept from the taxonomy tree in the XBRL Outline panel to the right of your document.

When you find the right concept, click the green Accept button.

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The XBRL Detail Tagging window will update to show the new concept.

Replacing XBRL Dates

Replacing a date for an XBRL fact updates all of the linked uses of that particular fact. Make sure the document is open and XBRL is turned on.

In the document, select the fact. Then in the XBRL Detail Tagging window click the down arrow next to the Dates / Date Ranges field and Replace.

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This opens the XBRL Dates dialog box. This dialog box contains filters at the top, which you can use to narrow the scope of dates that appear in the list. Click In Doc to show only the dates that appear in the document. Select the new date and click Apply.

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If the date you want doesn’t appear, click the In Doc button again to turn it off and show all dates and find the date you need. If it is not in the list, use the Add Date option to create the date you need.

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