Note: This article assumes you have a form 8-K or 8-K/A which has a Cover Page that has been linked and tagged with iXBRL. Projects that are rolled forward maintain their iXBRL information and fiscal calendar dates.
Before rolling forward your form 8-K, you should roll forward an 8-K project. For a detailed explanation on how to roll forward your 8-K project, see Rolling Forward a Project with XBRL.
Updating iXBRL Dates
There are 2 primary methods to update your iXBRL Dates: XBRL Date Roll Forward and manually updating your dates.
Using XBRL Date Roll Forward
To roll forward XBRL dates, open the document, turn on XBRL, and select a taxonomy if one is not already selected. Click Advanced from the XBRL tab and select XBRL Date Roll Forward.
The XBRL Date Roll Forward window displays all XBRL dates that exists in the document in two sections. The filing date for a cover page is found under Other Dates.
If a date you want to roll forward does not appear in the list, click More Dates to Roll Forward? At the bottom left corner of the window. Click the checkbox next to the date, and click Include.
After including the appropriate date, click the Enter Date/Date Range field next to the relevant date to open the XBRL Dates window, then select the date to roll forward to. If the target date does not appear in Fiscal or Other dates, you may need to add a new date.
If you need to add a new date, first open the XBRL Dates window and select the Other option. Click Add Date in the upper right corner of the window and enter the details of the new date.
Once all relevant dates have been selected, click Proceed. A dialog box appears to Confirm XBRL Date Roll Forward.
IMPORTANT: This action cannot be undone. Be certain the appropriate dates have been selected and click Roll Forward to proceed.
A progress bar appears followed by a prompt that all selected dates have been rolled forward. Once your roll forward is complete, you should confirm that all dates in your document have updated properly.
Manually Update iXBRL Dates
After rolling forward your document, your dates will automatically be updated using the information provided during the roll forward process. However, if you change your filing date after rolling forward your document, you will need to manually update 2 types of items to match this new date:
- the Document Period End Date, or report date, of XBRL facts wherever they appear, including non-printing sections such as the Document Entity Information (DEI) table.
- Any instance of the date written out in the document
To update the date, select the date and update the date in the tag. If you need to update the text of the date, do this by editing the formula bar rather than deleting or replacing the text.
Note: Replacing the date by deleting it and typing a new date in the body text will remove attached iXBRL. Ensure you are editing the date in the formula bar to maintain your iXBRL.
Generating iXBRL for your filing creates a combined text and XBRL document which can be submitted to the SEC. This step also validates iXBRL in the document so you can address issues before filing. You can generate iXBRL at any time to get an updated document for your filing and see any current issues.
To generate iXBRL for your documents:
- Share all XBRL and document changes.
- Open your project in Wdesk and go to the Project panel.
- You can generate iXBRL by doing one of the following:
- From the XBRL tab of the Projects panel, click Generate, then click Generate XBRL in the dialog box that appears.
- From the XBRL toolbar, click Validate and select Generate XBRL.
- From the Filing tab, click Start for Generate iXBRL Documents and click Generate XBRL in the dialog box that appears.
- View generation progress on the XBRL tab of the project.
When iXBRL is generated, you can review the generation summary and validation results from the XBRL panel. For more information about generating, see Filing Wizard - Generate XBRL Documents.
Note: The fact count may look different between XBRL and iXBRL versions of your filing. This is due to a difference in how iXBRL and XBRL count the same fact used in multiple locations within the document. It likely does not indicate a difference in facts between the two types of XBRL.
File with iXBRL
After you generate iXBRL and resolve validation messages, you can test and live file. The test and live filing follow the same process as filing with traditional XBRL.
The following Help articles guide you through filing: