File Extension Library

.XBRL File Extension

  • Developer by: XBRL International
  • Category: Data Files
  • Format: XML

What are .XBRL files and how to open them?

Can't open .XBRL file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .XBRL file.

What is a .XBRL file extension?

.XBRL file extension is created by XBRL International. .XBRL has been classified as Data Files. The format of .XBRL file is XML.

.XBRL is XBRL Document

Document written in eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL), an XML-based language; contains business and financial data, such as balance sheets, ledgers, and financial statements; used for communicating and exchanging business performance reports; commonly uses the .XML extension but occasionally appears with the XBRL extension.

The XBRL document is written in XML format but uses XBRL elements, such as tags that describe each item of business data for quicker report sorting and analysis. An easy-to-spot differentiation between XBRL and XML files is that the XBRL file has the element tag <xbrl> in its root.

NOTE: In 2011, all public companies were mandated by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to report earnings in the XBRL format.

List of all softwares that can open the XBRL Document
Rivet Software Dragon View XBRL Viewer

How to fix problems with .XBRL files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .XBRL files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .XBRL file format
  2. You need to check the .XBRL file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)