Altova Online Training Adds XBRL Course

Altova Online Training Adds XBRL Course

Altova, creator of the XMLSpy XML editor, has added a new XBRL training course for MissionKit 2009, Altova's integrated suite of XML, database, and XBRL tools. The training course is included in the free Altova Online Training program and consists of five modules providing tutorials that take users step-by-step through common XBRL-related tasks in MissionKit 2009.

The MissionKit XBRL training modules provide an introduction to XBRL and an overview of the XBRL filing process. Users will learn how to create an extension taxonomy in XMLSpy, map financial data from a back-end system to a taxonomy and convert it into a compliant XBRL instance document with MapForce, and explore how to automate this process by generating royalty-free code in Java, C#, or C++. The final module focuses on XBRL report generation, using StyleVision to create an XBRL report in HTML, RTF, PDF, and Word 2007 formats. Each module of the XBRL course includes 30 instructional videos and interactive quizzes.

"With the passing of the XBRL mandate by the United States SEC, and similar regulations in other countries, technical professionals in organizations of all types will need to learn about XBRL and begin the process of not only getting their back-end financial data into compliant XBRL for submission, but also rendering and analyzing data once it's in XBRL format . Our new XBRL training course provides a comprehensive overview of XBRL," said Alexander Falk, president and CEO of Altova.

All Altova training modules are available for free and can be accessed on demand, with no registration required. In addition, Altova Online Training is now delivered through the Amazon S3 cloud service to ensure fast downloads and smooth video transmission. To access the MissionKit XBRL course or any of the other Altova Online Training offerings, go to To download a 30-day free trial of the Altova MissionKit 2009, visit

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