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Questions and answers about ESEF


The European Single Electronic Format is an electronic format for IFRS annual reports as defined by ESMA. In 2017, ESMA determined that the format should be "XBRL" and that the IFRS XBRL taxonomy should be used.

Yes, since 2010 SmartNotes offers the possibility to "map" any XBRL taxonomy to the report and thus create XBRL files as an integral part of SmartNotes. However, the ESEF XBRL format requires two XBRL details that are not yet integrated into SmartNotes. Both functions are already available outside SmartNotes (The XBRL Tagger) and will be integrated into SmartNotes by the end of 2019.

  • The taxonomy extension or the so-called "anchoring". The ESEF taxonomy is based on the IFRS taxonomy, and if the IFRS taxonomy does not contain a (balance sheet) item, a so-called "Company-Specific-Extension" must be created. This extension must be semantically inserted into the IFRS taxonomy ("Anchoring").
  • Until now, SmartNotes allowed the creation of traditional XBRL files. However, ESMA expects inline XBRL, i.e. XBRL embedded in HTML. SmartNotes already offers an HTML export, but not yet an inline XBRL export. However, traditional and inline XBRL files can be converted to each other.

AMANA will of course inform about the further release planning and details about the implementation of ESEF in SmartNotes via the newsletter and during the user conference:
https://amana-consulting.de/de/newsletter-abonnieren.html

Yes, under the restrictions mentioned above.

No, SmartNotes uses the AMANA XBRL engine, a true generic XBRL processor. This means that any XBRL taxonomy can be used in SmartNotes today, e.g. HGB, Dutch GAAP or US-GAAP taxonomies, at the push of a button. The AMANA XBRL Engine is one of the few officially certified XBRL software tools that are guaranteed to process XBRL correctly. More information:

https://software.xbrl.org/

SmartNotes offers the possibility to tag the numbers in Excel via a separate tagging dialog. The so-called text block tags, which must be made for all attachment chapters, can be assigned directly in Word (right click on a selected area, menu "XBRL Text Block Tagging").

The ESEF module is fee-based and will include the taxonomy extension ("anchoring") and iXBRL from the end of 2019. For further information please contact AMANA directly. 


Starting from the SmartNotes version 2.8.1.52 the tags set in SmartNotes can be viewed in AMANA XBRL Tagger.

Please generate Word result document in SmartNotes and activate "Include XBRL Mapping":

Save the file.

Please open the XBRL Tagger and set "Word Table Cell Mapping Restore Mode" to "Row/Column Index":

Please open the XBRL Tagger and load the saved Word file to the XBRL Tagger.

If some of the tags cannot be restored, they will be displayed in the overview. Please klick on "Import and Delete" to open these in the Clipboard Manager and tag them manually.


If after the loading Word file the Tags are not available, please do the following to transfer the mapping from SmartNotes to AMANA XBRL Tagger:

    • Open the XBRL Mapping dialogue in SmartNotes and select a tagged table, e.g. “balance sheet”
    • Copy the mapping to the clipboard (select all the mapped cells and press Ctrl-C)
    • Open the Clipboard Manager (Tools->Clipboard-Manager in the XBRL Mapping dialogue)

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    • Save the mapping by pressing the “Save” button as TCF-File, e.g. balance.tcf

                   

Open the XBRL Tagger, load the file, go to the table you want to tag and open the Clipboard Manager:

Select the .tcf file and open it in the Clipboard Manager. 

Click on "Tag whole table" to copy the tags:

The table is tagged now. Do the same with other tables.


  • Open the Tagger and select a tagged table, e.g. “balance sheet”
  • Copy the mapping to the clipboard (select all the mapped cells and press Ctrl-C)
  • Open the Clipboard Manager (Tools→Mapping Clipboard)

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  • Save the mapping by pressing the “Save” button as TCF file, e.g. balance.tcf
  • Open the XBRL Mapping dialogue in SmartNotes
  • Go to the table you want to tag and open the Clipboard Manager (Tools->Clipboard-Manager in the XBRL Mapping dialogue)
  • Select the .tcf file and open it in the Clipboard Manager

  • Click on "Tag whole table" to copy the tags:

  • Open the Tagger and select one of the tagged tables, e.g. “balance sheet”
  • Copy the mapping to the clipboard (select all the mapped cells and press Ctrl-C)
  • Open the Clipboard Manager (Tools→Mapping Clipboard)

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  • Save the mapping by pressing the “Save” button as TCF file, e.g. balance.tcf

         

  • Do the same for other tables and save them in separate TCF files
  • Open the new version of your Word file in the XBRL Tagger
  • Go to the table you want to tag and open the Clipboard Manager
  • Select the corresponding TCF file and open it in the Clipboard
  • Click on "Tag whole table" to copy the tags

       


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