Samples

Apr 17, 2012 at 10:24 AM

Thanks for this library Jeff but I wonder if there are any more samples. I am struggling a bit to link the Facts to sections I would normally find in sets of accounts. For example, how can I iterate through the items in the Consolidated Balance Sheet? I can't see any link from an Item back to the section in the accounts (I can see it in the xsd file but I can't link it back). I appreciate this is partly just an XBRL question, but a concrete example or two would really help a lot. 

Thanks

Coordinator
Apr 18, 2012 at 7:17 AM

Hello there!

I don't have a sample that demonstrates your issue, but I would be happy to create one for you. If you would, please reply with the XBRL documents that you are loading, along with any associated schemas and linkbase documents, as well as a concrete example file that I can use to build the sample. I will do my best to create a sample that meets your needs, and, if I need to add to Gepsio to make your sample work, then I will do that.

Thank you!

Apr 19, 2012 at 3:36 PM

For example I was looking at Google's accounts (zip of the XBRL docs at http://investor.google.com/documents/xbrl-goog-20110930.zip ) . The accounts are at http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1288776/000119312511282235/d228523d10q.htm

How for example would I loop through the Consolidated Balance Sheet, then perhaps select an element like Cash and cash equivalents of 10,630 and loop through the breakdown (which is on note 3 of the accounts). 

I can find individual elements but I am struggling to see how balances are linked and how to group Facts within a segment such as Consolidated Balance Sheet.

I'd be happy to contribute back more examples once I get up and running :)

Thanks a lot for any help.