Alternatives for Storing and Validating XBRL Data


  • Ivan Belev University of National and World Economy, ul. “8-mi Dekemvri”, Studentski grad, Sofia 1700, Bulgaria


XBRL, eXtensible Business Reporting Language, Inline XBRL, store, validate


The purpose of this article is to explore the alternatives for storing and validating data in Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) format. The article gives a brief overview of XBRL and the most common components, the history of XBRL and the latest trends in XBRL including Inline XBRL. Simple examples are provided in order to describe the XBRL format and structure and Inline XBRL. The author builds on his previous research and professional experience in the area of XBRL and different XBRL software tools and concepts to outline the best solutions for solving the research problem - storing and validating XBRL instances. The research is significant because it analyzes combined information from different XBRL related sources and the author’s practical knowledge to reach a conclusion how to store and validate data in XBRL format.


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How to Cite

Belev, I. (2019). Alternatives for Storing and Validating XBRL Data. American Scientific Research Journal for Engineering, Technology, and Sciences, 60(1), 191–201. Retrieved from