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I found this article:

Parsing XBRL with Python[^]

And am hoping to find some help.

I am trying to identify and extract specific data from SEC Filings on a routine basis; however, I want to automate this process instead of having to manually go search a long list of S-1's.

I have no idea how to even do such a thing, but an internet search resulted in finding the above article, which indicated to me that what I want to do is possible. However, I don't understand anything that is being said on this site as to how to do it.

I need to be able to search the Edgar SEC site for search criteria:
1. I need to be able to search Form S-1 for the year 2020; and
2. extract "shareholders' equity" and the dollar figure associated with it.
3. I need it put in a spreadsheet so I can sort it from the largest to the smallest number
4. And then my boss will be happy with me.

Please help!?!?!?!?
"shareholders' equity"

What I have tried:

I haven't tried anything yet because I don't know how to do it.
Updated 2-Feb-21 14:33pm
Richard MacCutchan 3-Feb-21 4:21am
"I have no idea how to even do such a thing"
Unless you have a good understanding of Python then you are probably wasting your time here. The application requires a reasonable level of experience in both Python and general data handling.
ambermattice 3-Feb-21 17:53pm
I was afraid of that. I was really hoping someone could show me and it would be something I might easily understand. Thanks!
Richard MacCutchan 4-Feb-21 4:51am
Sorry, software development is not that simple. And despite some of the advertising you see, you cannot become a developer in a couple of days.

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