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.

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The XBRL API
(Application Program Interface)

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.

XBRL Data Community

This community helps developers, analysts, and business intelligence professionals connect and use the XBRL API, Public Filings Database, Google Sheet resources and other tools more effectively.


Get started with free resources in the XBRL Data Community.

Database of Public Filings

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.

Demos & Tools

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.


XBRL Data Analytics from Our Members

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.

StyleVision

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

DisclosureNet Solutions and Services

Certent DisclosureNet is the only complete reporting solution, period. It provides solutions and services to access public company filings and helps locate qualitative, unstructured information to establish best practices and perform peer comparisons.

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