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XBRL as data standard

We use XBRL as the data standard for submitting forms, for both supervision reports and statistical ones.

What is XBRL?

XBRL stands for for eXtensible Business Reporting Language. XBRL is an open standard used throughout the world, primarily for exchanging financial data. Not only DNB uses XBRL. European supervisory authorities such as the EBA, ECB, EIOPA and the SRB also use it to request data. XBRL helps standardise data exchange and improve the reporting process. XBRL is a global standard so there is a lot of software available. There are also many service options available for you, as a reporting entity.

What is a taxonomy?

A taxonomy describes exactly how an XBRL report is classified. It therefore details exactly what data is requested (the conceptual framework), how these data are validated, and also gives a presentation structure for such data.

Do you have questions about XBRL?

Depending on your question, there are various options available. 

Would you like to know more about XBRL? Or are you looking for information about software or a service provider who can prepare, validate or analyse XBRL reports for you? Then visit the XBRL international website. 

Would you like information about the taxonomies DNB uses? Or would you like to know how we process XBRL reports? Please consult the frequently asked questions. If you cannot find the information you are looking for, send your enquiry by e-mail to our DIT service desk: dit-servicedesk@dnb.nl.

Are you looking for an exact description of a DNB taxonomy that applies to you? We have classified the descriptions by type (supervision and statistics) and then by target group (e.g. banks). First, select either supervision reports or statistics reports. Then, select the type of institution for which you need the taxonomy. You will then find different Excel documents. For example, “Annotated templates and assertions”. These documents contain a description of all data points and validations. And also “example instances” for each entry point.

Do you want to know more about the contents of one of your own XBRL reports? Or about an error message in a report you submitted? Please contact your report handler. We have sent you a letter with the contact details of your report handler.

Do you want information on the taxonomy of the reports for a different organisation than DNB? For example, the EBA or EIOPA? Then please visit the website of that organisation.