## Rule function

This rule identifies where the values of a durational element for a series of periods of time do not aggregate to the value representing the aggregated period in the instance. The rule matches sub periods based on the start date and end date into a contiguous period of time. The rule then matches the calculated contiguous period to equivalent periods reported in the instance. For example the rule will check that the values for Q1 + Q2 for any durational element is equal to the value for that element for the first half of the year. The rule works for all base taxonomy elements and time periods reported in the instance.

The rule incorporates a tolerance factor based on the lowest decimals of the aggregated values and its addends. This means if one number is accurate to -6 (million) then there can be a variance between the aggregated number and its components. The rule amplifies the difference for possible rounding by multiplying the allowable difference by a factor of 2. The following table depicts how this works.

Value of total Value of Addends Decimal of total Lowest decimal of addends Decimal tolerance factor Factor Rate Tolerance Is error

550,000

550,345

-3 0 1000 2

2,000

No

550,000

550,345

0 0 0 2

0

Yes

550 million

551 million

-6 -6 1,000,000 2 2 million No

550 million

551 million

-3 -6 1,000,000 2 2 million No

550 million

551 million

-5 -3 100,000 2 200,000 Yes

## Problem solved by the rule

This rule addresses inconsistencies in tagging the same element from period to period. The rule flags the following data quality errors:

1. Values tagged with 0 instead of being tagged with nil.
3. Two way elements tagged with the inappropriate sign.
4. Inappropriate element selection across periods.
5. Inappropriate decimals.

## Example rule message

Sum of the cumulative periods of 266,000 for us-gaap:IncomeLossFromEquityMethodInvestments does not match the reported total of -266,000, a difference of 532,000.

Period values are:

`    2017-05-01 to 2017-07-30    118,000  Decimals: -3`
`    2017-07-31 to 2017-10-29    75,000   Decimals: -3`
`    2017-10-30 to 2018-01-28    56,000   Decimals: -3`
`    2018-01-29 to 2018-04-29    17,000   Decimals: -3`

This rule takes into account possible rounding of values across periods and the decimals associated with each fact. This rule used a tolerance of 6,000 which is calculated by taking the lowest decimal value used in the calculation of -3. If there is a difference between the sum of the periods and the aggregate value reported the difference may be due to incorrect decimals associated with the individual fact values. The filer should check that the fact values do not have a decimal value that implies a higher level of accuracy than intended.

The rule excludes elements in the base taxonomy that cannot be aggregated such as an average, maximum or minimum value.

The properties of this us-gaap:IncomeLossFromEquityMethodInvestments fact are:

Period: 2017-05-01 to 2018-04-29
Dimensions :
Unit: USD
Decimals: -3

Rule Element Id:9298

## For Developers

The Global Rule Logic document contains general guidelines for implementation of rules.

The rule message template contains text and parametric reference to arguments of the rule operation, using the syntax \${parameter} to indicate that insertion of a parameter’s value is to occur.

### Message template

Sum of the cumulative periods of {\$sum-periods} for {\$fact1.concept.name} does not match the reported total of {\$fact1}, a difference of {abs(\$sum-periods – \$fact1)}.

Period values are:
{\$period-message}

This rule takes into account possible rounding of values across periods and the decimals associated with each fact. This rule used a tolerance of {\$tolerance} which is calculated by taking the lowest decimal value used in the calculation of {\$min-decimals}. If there is a difference between the sum of the periods and the aggregate value reported the difference may be due to incorrect decimals associated with the individual fact values. The filer should check that the fact values do not have a decimal value that implies a higher level of accuracy than intended.

The rule excludes elements in the base taxonomy that cannot be aggregated such as an average, maximum or minimum value.

The properties of this {\$fact1.concept.name} fact are:

Period: {\$fact1.period}
Dimensions: {\$fact1.dimensions.join(‘, ‘,’=’)}
Unit: {\$fact1.unit}
Decimals: {\$fact1.decimals}

Rule Element Id:{\$rule_id}
Rule version: {\$ruleVersion}

### Rule element ID index

The rule element id is used to identify unique elements or combinations of elements tested in the rule.

Rule Element ID Element
DQC.US.0083.9298 Base taxonomy elements only

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