Managing XBRL Profiles

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You need an XBRL profile to assign a taxonomy, calendar, and necessary company information to your document. XBRL Profiles allow you to apply XBRL for different taxonomies to the same document. Simply create a profile for each taxonomy you want to use.

XBRL Profile Basics

Here are some important things to know about XBRL profiles:

  • Two or more documents can share the same profile. Any change you make to a profile affects all the documents that use it.

  • One document can have multiple profiles. This is useful when you want to roll-forward to a new taxonomy.

  • A profile has only one outline. This means two or more documents can share a profile as long as they have the same XBRL outline.

  • 10-Q and 10-K documents must each have a different profile.

Creating and Assigning an XBRL Profile

What You Need:

  • Taxonomy used for the filing jurisdiction, such as US GAAP 2017
  • Company ID is the 10-digit company identifier
  • Prefix is the alphanumeric identifier, for documents filed with the SEC
  • Namespace is a valid URL, such as (exclude the s if using an https URL)
  • Fiscal Calendar that you set up before creating an XBRL profile

To create and assign an XBRL profile:

  1. Open the document and click Show XBRL.

  2. Click Select Profile on the XBRL toolbar.

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  3. Click Create New Profile.

  4. Fill out the profile.

  5. Click Create and Apply. The profile is created and assigned to the current document.

    NOTE: You must select an XBRL profile before tagging facts. To assign a different profile, select the profile and click Apply to finish.

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Editing an XBRL Profile

To make changes to an XBRL profile:

  1. Click the profile name on the XBRL toolbar.

  2. Click the pencil icon for the profile you want to change.

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  3. Make changes to the profile.

  4. Click Save Changes to finish.

Switching XBRL Profiles

  1. Open the document and make sure XBRL is on.

  2. Click the profile name on the XBRL toolbar.

  3. Select the other profile you want to use and click Apply.

Removing an XBRL Profile from a Document

To remove an XBRL profile from a document:

  1. Click the profile name on the XBRL toolbar.

  2. In the XBRL Profile dialog box, click the profile name to see its details.

  3. Click the Remove from Profile minus sign next to the name of the document you want to remove from that profile.

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  4. Click Remove in the confirmation message to finish.

Archiving an XBRL Profile

To hide an XBRL profile from use, but keep it in the system:

  1. Click the profile name on the XBRL toolbar.

  2. Click the arrow next to the profile name and select Archive.

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  3. To see archived profiles, click the Include archived profiles checkbox at the top.