The EDGAR® Renderer is used to both validate XBRL submissions to EDGAR and to create human-readable renderings of XBRL data that can be viewed on the EDGAR website.
To assist filers and other users of XBRL data, the version of the EDGAR Renderer used by the SEC is freely available as an open source standalone program and may be included within other software packages.
The executable and source code are available for download here:
- EDGAR Renderer (external website)
The Previewer shows how an XBRL submission will appear on the SEC's website once submitted via EDGAR and rendered by the EDGAR Renderer, and it displays any error and warning messages that will be seen when filing in EDGAR. The Previewer is only a test mechanism and does not constitute an official filing.
We recommend that filers preview and test their XBRL attachments with this service in advance of filing in EDGAR:
For details about the effect of XBRL errors and warnings on submission acceptance, please see Question A.3.
A complete list of the errors and warnings are available here: