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Demystify XBRL Detailed Tagging with WebFilings University


Understanding the game of XBRL business validations
July 20, 2012

We think that Wdesk provides the most efficient and trustworthy environment for creating an XBRL filing. But like any software application, it pays to learn how to use it. That's where course 2 comes in from WebFilings University. Rather than the help pages which cover one part of the process at a time, course 2 covers in detail the mechanical process for tagging and creating your XBRL filing.

After completing this training session, students will be able to:

  • Initiate XBRL on a document table
  • Use XBRL tagging applications to detail tag within document tables and in narrative text
  • Set the properties of individual or groups of XBRL facts
  • Inspect, validate, and revise your XBRL tagging work
  • Generate an XBRL filing

Learn tagging at your own pace and on your schedule. WebFilings University courses are available virtually, allowing you to improve your skills as your calendar and workload allows.

All courses are available online at You'll need a WebFilings user account and an authorization code for your WebFilings University class to access the courses. Register now by contacting your WebFilings account executive. Miss Course 1? Click here for Course 1 of WebFilings University.

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Senior Director of Digital Reporting Strategy

About the Author

Dean Ritz is a subject matter expert in information modeling with over three decades of experience in various data-dominated domains, including artificial intelligence, expert systems, object-oriented programming, and most recently the modeling of financial information. As a Senior Director at Workiva, he applies his expertise to product strategy for collaborative work management and the management of the company’s expanding patent portfolio. His interests extend to the topics of rhetoric and ethics, with scholarly work in these areas published by Oxford University Press (2011, 2009, 2007), and Routledge (2017).

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