Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Financing (Narrative) (Details)

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Financing (Narrative) (Details)
$ in Millions
9 Months Ended 12 Months Ended
Oct. 31, 2015
USD ($)
Rate
Nov. 01, 2014
USD ($)
Jan. 30, 2016
USD ($)
Jan. 31, 2015
USD ($)
Feb. 01, 2014
USD ($)
Extinguishment of debt       $ 407  
Long-term debt     $ 6,756 8,219  
Additional interest expense from early repurchase of debt     0 17 $ 0
Amount of outstanding debt repaid at maturity     69 453 109
Line of credit facility, maximum borrowing capacity     1,500    
Line of credit facility, maximum borrowing capacity at Company's option     $ 1,750    
Interest coverage ratio     8.85    
Leverage ratio     2.21    
Minimum specified interest coverage ratio in credit agreement     3.25    
Maximum specified leverage ratio in credit agreement     3.75    
Amount non-recurring cash charges may not exceed in credit agreement     $ 400    
Amount of indebtedness due prior to maturity that would result in default under credit agreements     150    
Cross Default Provision In Credit Agreement Floor     100    
Commercial paper     1,500    
commercial paper maximum borrowings     1,100    
Prepaid expenses and other current assets pledged as collateral for debt security     37    
8.125% Senior Debentures Due 2035 [Member]          
Extinguishment of debt $ 76   76 $ 0 0
Debt instrument interest rate, stated percentage | Rate 8.125%        
7.875% Senior Notes Due 2015 [Member]          
Debt instrument interest rate, stated percentage       7.875%  
Other Standby and Commercial Letters of Credit [Member]          
Debt instrument, principal outstanding     21 $ 29  
3.45% senior notes due 2021 [Member]          
Proceeds from Issuance of Debt     $ 500    
Debt instrument interest rate, stated percentage     3.45%    
Debt instrument, principal outstanding     $ 500 0  
3.625% senior notes due 2024[Member] [Member] [Member]          
Proceeds from Issuance of Debt   $ 500      
Debt instrument interest rate, stated percentage   3.625%      
Debt instrument, principal outstanding     500 500  
7.875% Senior Notes Due 2015 [Member]          
Extinguishment of debt     0 407 0
4.375% Senior notes due 2023 [Member]          
Proceeds from Issuance of Debt         $ 400
Debt instrument interest rate, stated percentage         4.375%
Debt instrument, principal outstanding     400 400  
3.875% Senior notes due 2022 [Member]          
Debt instrument, principal outstanding     550 550  
5.125% Senior debentures due 2042 [Member]          
Debt instrument, principal outstanding     250 250  
2.875% Senior notes due 2023 [Member]          
Debt instrument, principal outstanding     750 750  
4.3% Senior notes due 2043 [Member]          
Debt instrument, principal outstanding     250 250  
4.5% senior notes due 2034[Member]          
Proceeds from Issuance of Debt       $ 550  
Debt instrument interest rate, stated percentage       4.50%  
Debt instrument, principal outstanding     550 $ 550  
Maximum [Member] | Financial Standby Letter of Credit [Member]          
Stand-by letter of credit facility amount outstanding     1    
Carrying Amount          
Long-term debt     $ 6,966 $ 7,204