Three different XBRL Renderers

I was trying to open an iXBRL file with arelle. I learned there are at least three different renderers/iXBRL viewers…

The three types of renderers/iXBRL viewers, corresponding to three different arelle “plugins”

  1. Edgar Renderer All
  2. EdgarRenderer
  3. ixbrl-viewer

I was confused about #2 and #3 because I couldn’t find them when running arelle from the source, only when running the pre-built arelle executable.

That’s because the Arelle github workflow for the Windows build includes extra steps to checkout Arelle/EdgarRenderer and Workiva/ixbrl-viewer .

Great to learn!