Historical financials for thousands of public companies are available for free on the SEC’s EDGAR system in data archives or by RSS. There are several ways to access the data yourself – dive in to the Data section below. Already up and running with XBRL data? Check out our list of Apps & Tips that may help you optimize your queries and results.
This standardized set of endpoints is available to help data users access timely, highly granular, structured XBRL data. Developers and data utilities with limited XBRL knowledge can learn a single interface to access data from any database that contains XBRL data – including XBRL US Database of Public Filings – and quickly produce apps and web interfaces populated with data. Not that technical? Check out the XBRL Data Community for templates with Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel you can use to return results.
A public copy of the database and supporting documentation (PDF) is available for all XBRL US Members to query directly using SQL. This powerful tool can help answer many questions asked about public companies.
Looking for other tips and tools for using XBRL data? Check out this page of resources that includes topics like getting started with the XBRL US Database of Public Filings, Inline XBRL, locating XBRL .zip files on the SEC’s EDGAR database and a growing list of analytic apps and services.
Below are a couple of applications from our Members that feature XBRL data analytics capability. Click the links to get details, refresh the page to see a couple more, or visit this page for the full list of analytics tools from XBRL US Members.
Altova StyleVision’s visual design model radically simplifies XBRL-related reporting and analysis, making it possible for business domain experts without deep XML expertise to leverage the full power of XBRL. StyleVision’s support for XML, SQL database, and XBRL inputs also makes it possible to combine XBRL document-based content with data from other sources, all using a
DataTracks’ Glacier is a cloud based collaborative platform wherein users can input the data in templates that are similar to FERC’s layout and convert to XBRL with few clicks enabling quick and seamless adaptation. Glacier’s inbuilt validation module can process thousands of FERC validation rules with great speed & accuracy, Glacier also displays the results
The national consortium for the business reporting standard
XBRL US is a not-for-profit organization supporting the implementation of digital business reporting standards through the development of taxonomies for use by U.S. public and private sectors, with a goal of interoperability between sectors, and by promoting XBRL adoption through marketplace collaboration.