Validate and Save XBRL Financial Statements
Error messages are shown in red texts in the validation window in Figure 90.
To rectify the errors, you can click on elements shown under the “Element(s) to check”, and the
tool will take you to the particular cell which may contain error(s) for you to rectify.
Understand the validation window
Buttons on the top right corner:
Re-Validate: Click on Re-Validate to activate the validation process again after rectifying the error, to ensure that it is
Detach or Attach: Click Detach if you want to detach the validation window from the template, and click Attach if you
want to attach the validation window back to the tool template.
Export to Excel: Upon clicking on “Export to Excel”, the tool will prompt you to save the validation results in MS Excel
Search: This is a function that allows you to search the validation errors highlighted using key words.
Columns in the validation results table:
No: Serial number for the error.
Error Messages: This provides a description of the error. Error messages are displayed in red texts. For each error
message, there are “Element(s) to check”. Clicking on the element name will take you to the particular cell where you
may want to rectify the error. In the brackets beside the element name, you can see the date or period applicable to the
element. For example: Total assets (asof_20131231) shown under the “Element (s) to check” means that the amount
submitted for Total assets as of 31 Dec 2013 may be incorrect. Similarly, Revenue (fromto_20130101_20131231) means
that the amount submitted for Revenue for the period 1 Jan 2013 to 31 Dec 2013 may be incorrect.
Section: This shows the template name where the element belongs to.
Error ID: This is the unique Error ID for the error shown. If you have issues with validation, you can use this Error ID in
your communication with ACRA.
Type of Error: This shows whether the error is Genuine Error or Possible Error.