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Save a Tagging State

The current state of tagged values and texts can be saved as additional data to the file. All settings, the selected taxonomy, tags and metadata will be part of the file. It is possible to edit the document after saving tagging information. If a document is loaded again into the application, all data will be restored. The tool also allows users to add lines and rows to already tagged tables. The tags remember the column and row name if provided and use this information to restore the mappings to the correct cells.

To save the current state to a document, click on File → Save File or click on the "Save Document" button.

Generate Inline XBRL File

Before creating the report, it is necessary to perform a validation check and make sure that the file contains no critical errors.

To do so, click on the "Validation" button:

After that click on the "Status" button in the lower left corner to view validation results. Correct errors/warnings if any.

To create a valid InlineXBRL file with all tagged data, click on XBRL → Generate iXBRL or the following button:

The following window opens:

- can be activated to keep A4 Layout when converting Word files to HTML (which is rather unnatural for HTML and this may result in some Layout issues, like shifted texts and pictures). 

This option can be deactivated, so that the created HTML looks like a web page, without A4 pages.

- can be activated to remove external links out of the report package.

This should be done to avoid the following error message, when loading the report to e.g. Bundesanzeiger:

You can also remove all hyperlinks in your file before loading it to the Tagger:

  1. Press Ctrl+A to select all text

  2. Press Ctrl+Shift+F9

For some background about hidden facts please refer to this documentation: ESEF validations

With this option, all detailed layout information from tagged numeric facts will be removed to reduce the number of hidden facts significantly. 

This option requires the Transformation Registry to be set to TR4!

Select the required settings and click on "Generate and Validate XBRL".

If you get the following error message, click on the "Status" button in the bottom left corner of the Tagger.


Correct all errors and then generate the file again. Results will be saved in the selected folder.

If the XBRL Generations fails, as indicated by the red icon in the following screenshot, please continue reading on validation errors, All errors must be fixed before an ESEF report is considered to be valid. Invalid reports can be rejected.

iXBRL Previewer Mode

To visualise the InlineXBRL content and information, it is possible to create a preview file. Once the file is created, a script allows the browser to display and highlight the XBRL information stored in the file. The preview file is not valid InlineXBRL and should not be forwarded to supervising authorities. To generate a preview, select the iXBRL Previewer Mode under Settings → iXBRL Previewer Mode

An additional .xhtml file will be displayed in the folder containing result documents. It allows you to preview the created report:

The "Full" version contains a lot of details and offers additional functions:

The "Internet" option adds the same Viewer as the "Full" option, but does not need the additional script folder to be in the same location. Instead, the file refers to the script hosted at an "Internet" location, so it is accessible and up to date for everyone. This does require an internet connection, but enables more convention sharing and publishing of the document.

Sign Logic

Using the option "Sign Logic", it is possible to adjust the sign of certain elements. This can be necessary if the report's sign logic differs from the regulator's requirements. E.g. in the report all credit positions have a negative sign, however the regulator expects that those values are reported with a positive sign. The following sign logic options can be set:

  • None: No special sign logic is applied.
  • Ignore mapping settings: It is also possible to define a sign logic for a single cell (for more information about this feature, see section Sign Logic in chapter User Manual). If those mapping settings should not be applied, you can select this option.
  • Reverse sign of debit position: Reverses the sign of all figures, whose tagged element has a debit balance.
  • Reverse sign of credit position: Reverses the sign of all figures, whose tagged element has a credit balance.
  • Report all values positive: All figures will be reported positive.

If a cell has a tagging with the assigned sign logic "As Reported", the settings mentioned above will not affect this cell.

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