Technical information

Find Gabriel direct submission and web upload files, the latest data reference change logs, and lists of independent software vendors and providers.

To access Gabriel, we recommend you have:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0 or above (free download)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6 or above
  • a screen resolution of 1028 x 960 pixels

Adobe Reader enhanced security

In newer versions of Adobe Reader, you may get a 'technical error' when you try to upload an offline form. This is due to the application's enhanced security settings. 

To check to see if your version has this setting enabled, go to the Reader menu then:

  • select 'edit preferences'
  • select 'security (enhanced)' in categories and check if 'enable enhanced security' is selected. If it is, you can either:
    • add the folder from which you want to upload the forms (by using 'add folder path' in the preferences section of Enhanced Security
    • 'trust' the document - open a form and select the 'options' button on the right of the warning that will show at the top

Find out more about uploading offline forms in the 'advanced' section of the e-learning tutorial.

Generating XBRL documents

As Gabriel does not provide a way to generate the documents needed for COREP and FINREP reporting, you will need to obtain the software from a vendor.

The European Banking Authority specifies and controls the format of these documents, and also publishes the following to support COREP and FINREP:

  • an XBRL taxonomy with supporting documentation and the data point model the taxonomy derives from
  • filing rules (you can also read our Filing Manual in conjunction with this)
  • skeleton XBRL documents

Technical Pack

The Technical Pack describes how completed XML and XBRL instances are submitted to Gabriel. Both can be submitted directly through the Gabriel system or can be uploaded through Web Upload.

XML data items that are uploaded through Web Upload will then appear in Gabriel's online forms from where they can be submitted.

XBRL instances that are uploaded through Web Upload will not appear, and are ready for immediate submission. 

The Technical Pack consists of a number of documents and XML files.

Download the complete pack.(2.79MB)

View the Technical Pack change log for a record of all the additions and changes since 13 February 2008.

 

MER Direct Submission Gateway Files Version Details
Gateway Development Guide (pdf) v10 (13/05/2014) Specifies the submission and query interface for the Direct Submission Gateway.
Live Gateway WSDL File (wsdl) v6 (14/10/2014) Web Services Description Language XML file for the Live Gateway.
Test Gateway WSDL File (wsdl) v6 (14/10/2014) Web Services Description Language XML file for the Test Service.
Gateway XML Schema File (xsd) v9 (25/09/2013) XML Schema File defining the various Gateway requests and responses.
retrieveSchedule (XML Sample) v2 (19/03/2008) An example of an XML message requesting a schedule for a firm.
RetrieveScheduleResponse (XML Sample) v2 (19/03/2008) An example of an XML message returned by the Gateway in response to a request for a schedule for a firm.
retrieveScheduleWithProfile (XML Sample) v3 (28/09/2010) An example of an XML message requesting a schedule which will include profile switched details.
RetrieveScheduleWithProfileResponse(XML Sample) v3 (28/09/2010) An example of an XML message returned by the Gateway in response to a request for a schedule which include profile switched details.
directSubmission (XML Sample) v2 (19/03/2008) An example of an XML message submitting a REP data item with a file attachment.
directSubmission (XML Sample) v4 (25/09/2013) An example of an XML message submitting a REP data item with a file attachment.
DirectSubmissionResponse (XML Sample) v2 (01/04/2011) An example of an XML message returned by the Gateway in response to a firm submitting several data items.
retrieveSubmissionStatus (XML Sample) v4 (17/02/2014) An example of an XML message querying the status of previously submitted data items.
RetrieveSubmissionStatusResponse(XML Sample) v4 (17/02/2014) An example of an XML message returned by the Gateway in response to a firm querying the status of previously submitted data items.
submitReturns (XML Sample – uncompressed XRBL payload) v1 (17/02/2014) An example of an XML message submitting XBRL data items for a firm. (Note the EBA taxonomy may change rendering the XRBL sample invalid)
submitReturns (XML Sample – uncompressed XRBL payload) v1 (17/02/2014) An example of an XML message submitting XBRL data items for a firm. (Note the EBA taxonomy may change rendering the XRBL sample invalid)
submitReturnsResponse (XML Sample) v1 (17/02/2014) An example of an XML message returned by the Gateway in response to a firm submitting XRBL data items.
SubmitAIFReturnsRequest (XML Sample) v1 (14/10/2014)
SubmitAIFReturnsResponse (XML Sample) v1 (14/10/2014) An example of an XML message returned by the Gateway in response to a firm submitting AIFMD data items.
MER Web Upload Files MER Web Upload Files MER Web Upload Files
Web Upload Development Guide(pdf) v4 (12/06/2014) Specifies the format of XML messages that can be uploaded onto the MER web site, for submission through online forms.
Web Upload XBRL schema & Sample   Refer to the EBA website for the XBRL formats
Web Upload XML Schema (xsd) v2 (19/03/2008) XML Schema File defining the format of web upload messages.
Web Upload XML Sample (xml) v2 (19/03/2008) An example of an XML message for web upload containing several data items for a firm.