Installing the XBRL Database

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About the XBRL Database

Starting with version 2.6.12 of Reporting Standard tools, XBRLizer and XBRLviewer products can:

  • Store XBRL reports and taxonomies in an XBRL Database (relational database model)
  • Export XBRL reports to EXCEL using formulas that obtains the information from the XBRL Database

This feature allows business users to easily substitute parameters for the formulas generated and create dynamic Excel sheets that obtains data from the XBRL Database for whatever purposes the user wants to. For example:

  • Explore taxonomy content, search for concepts across all stored taxonomies and perform other complex operations
  • Compare XBRL reports from multiple companies
  • Calculate ratios from the reported values and compare ratios across multiple companies
  • Prepare an excel spreadsheet for multiple periods of time even if the data has still not arrived to the XBRL Database
  • Prepare an excel spreadsheet for multiple companies
  • etc.

In order to allow this features to work you need to configure first a database to work with.

Supported Databases

Reporting Standard XBRL API, on release 2.8.X supports the following database engines:

  • Oracle, from version 10i
  • PostgreSQL, from version 8.2
  • SQL Server, from version 2005
  • IBM DB2, from version 10.5

The installation of the database can be either on the same computer where the tools are installed or in a different server over the network. We don't recommend our users to relay on connections over the Internet as this may slow down performance.

Installation walkthrough

Click on the page depending on the database engine you want to install the XBRL database on:


Send us feedback about this information to: Support at ReportingStandard dot com


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