XBRL File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open an XBRL file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .XBRL files.

What is an XBRL file?

An .XBRL file is an eXtensible Business Reporting Language file. Through our analysis of XBRL files, we know that one use of the format is eXtensible Business Reporting Language. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

How to open XBRL files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension XBRL for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 3 different XBRL openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension XBRL

While we know of one file format using the .XBRL file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .XBRL file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of XBRL files. Remember, different programs may use XBRL files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

XMLSpyXMLSpyUser submitted
Multi-Edit - The Programmers EditorMulti-Edit - The Programmers EditorUser submitted
XBRL Report ViewerXBRL Report ViewerUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with XBRL-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with XBRL-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!