Subscriber Account Page - Guidance

Click on Subscriber Account Page to see a sample of this page.


To upload an iXBRL document for testing, fill in the details in the right hand upload panel and click on ‘upload’. Note that all boxes must be filled in and must match the accounts which are being submitted, unless you have chosen to dispense with the entity and Accounts end date confirmation fields by unchecking the 'Confirm company details' checkbox. If not, and the entity number or code and accounts end-date in the boxes do not match the information in the accounts, you will receive a warning message and have to adjust the file being uploaded or the data in the boxes. This is to ensure that you are uploading the intended accounts. If you've dispensed with confirmation fields and we cannot reliably extract the entity and end date information from the Accounts your upload will be similarly rejected. You will not be charged for any failed submissions at this stage.

The 'Entity type identifier' represents the type of number or code used to identify the entity in the iXBRL file. This will be set by the preparer of the iXBRL accounts (through some form of choice related to type of company in the iXBRL software interface). Generally this will match the legislation under which the accounts are being filed. For the vast majority of organisations, it will be ‘Companies House Registered’ in the UK or 'Company Registration Office' in Ireland. Choose from the available list in the box.

The ‘Entity number / code’ means the number or code used to identify the entity in the iXBRL file. For most companies, this will normally be the Companies House registered number in the UK or the Company Registration Office number in Ireland.

Choose the industry sector which most closely matches the financial statement being submitted.

Email address and password

To change your login details click on the 'Change your password' or 'Change your e-mail address' links. Note that you will need to enter your memorable place name in order to make a change. If you cannot recall your memorable place name, please use the Contact form, selecting ‘forgotten memorable data’ from the type of query.

Note that secondary users cannot directly change their e-mail address. Secondary users should contact their primary user if they wish to change their e-mail address.

Account Management

To purchase more submissions, click on the 'Purchase more' link. To switch your charging option from per attempt from per entity or vice versa click on 'Switch your charging option'. For more information on purchasing or switching subscriptions and managing users, click on Account Management – Guidance.

Submission history

Submission history shows results in reverse chronological order, with latest first.

Results can be filtered. Click on the drop down boxes to choose which filters to use and then on 'Apply filters'. Note that filters stay in place unless you remove them. To see the full submission history, take care to remove all filters. If filters are applied, the drop-down box concerned is backgrounded in yellow. The 'Remove filters' button removes all filters.

Click on the attempt number to see the tagging and accounting rule coverage analysis of the iXBRL accounts submitted (if you want to see the original iXBRL accounts document use the Attempt link on the Assurance Report page). A tagging coverage analysis shows the iXBRL accounts as they would appear normally in a browser, but with key data items colour-coded. Tagged numeric items are highlighted in blue. Tagged non-numeric items (including dates) are highlighted in green. Untagged numbers, in tables or in running text, are highlighted in red. Not all red-highighted numbers will be tagging candidates - the analyser will highlight note numbers, page numbers and non-current year numbers as well, but these can easily be discounted. Look in particular for monetary amounts in running text and numbers in otherwise-tagged tabular data. Tagged items subject to accounting and some filing rules show the outcome of these rules by adding border highlighting - green for PASS, amber for WARNING, and red for ERROR.

Hovering the cursor over the attempt number will show the period end date for these iXBRL accounts. Click on the "traffic light" indicator in the Report column to see the Assurance Report. The traffic light colours provide a 'quick look' summary of the status of each section of the Assurance Report, and hovering the cursor over them provides more detail.