XBRL Visualization with the Style

stylevisionHow to visualize (render) your XBRL Instance document in a few steps with Altova StyleVision.

  • Prepare you XBRL fillings or download some valid fillings from SEC site.
  • Download Altova StyleVision (30 days trial) and install it on your computer.
  • Start Altova StyleVision and click File -> New -> New from XBRL Taxonomy.
  • Point to you Taxonomy (Schema) document and click Open.
  • Assign prepared Instance document by clicking Browse -> Open.
  • On the left side of the screen you will get Schema Tree with available Elements, Concepts, Periods,…


  • On the center of the screen is report designer.
  • Type “My First Report” header in report designer and format it using Formatting toolbar.
  • Drag one of the available concepts from Schema Tree under the report header.
  • XBRL Table Wizard pops up – drag Period into Column Breakdown and Concepts into Row Breakdown. Click OK.


  • You will get a table in report designer.
  • If you click some of the Preview tabs you will render your report into appropriate format.
  • Click File -> Save Generated Files -> … to create .xsl transformation for the choosen format.
  • Project -> Save Project.
Posted by on Oct 21 2009. Filed under Training. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

1 Comment for “XBRL Visualization with the Style”

  1. It is good to see 30 days free trail.

    DataTracks India which is also a provider of XBRL tagging for companies

    They offer 3 type of services

    1. Free Template (Free XBRL Template)

    2. Self-service (XBRL Software)

    3. XBRL Conversion Services

    2 and 3 cost is very minimal.

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