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Viewing data

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When the user clicks on the dataflow name (link) in the search results, the what-is-called Data Explorer visualisation page is displayed. Currently, it initially shows a data preview table. By using the toolbar, the user can switch to show a data chart instead, and vice-versa.

Content overview

The visualisation page is composed of:

  • the common Data Explorer application Header and Footer
  • a Back to the search results breadcrumb link on the top left side
  • a Filters area on the left side that allows changing the data selection
  • a Toolbar on the top right side that allows switching the view type, customising the view and executing actions
  • a Data View area on the central right side for preview-table and chart representations

The linked sections describe in more detail the behaviors and functionalities of these components.

Note that the Back to the search results option is only available when the user is coming from a previous search result (see this section of the documentation), and clicking on it brings the user back to any previous state of the search results. Back to the search results is not visible when opening a data preview from a shared URL, because in this case there will be no historical search results to go back to.

Viewing data


Visualisation page URL

The visualisation page can also be accessed through a direct link, because the most important page configuration options are part of the URL, which can thus be bookmarked.
The full configurations (with the configurations of the search result pages) included in the URL are listed and explained in the following overview table:

key type definition exemple
lc string locale of the app lc=fr
fc string open box in side in search results fc=qmsoRy4r
tm string search term tm=people
pg integer page index of the search pg=0
fs array facet values selected in the search fs[0]=SIS-CC-stable
df[ds,id,ag,vs] object dataflow identifiers df[ds]=SIS-CC-stable&df[id]=DF_AIR_EMISSIONS&df[ag]=OECD&df[vs]=2.1
dq string sdmx dataquery dq=.AUS+AUT.GP.A
ac=true,false boolean accessibility mode of the app ac=false
av=true,false boolean sdmx data availability mode av=false
vw=tb,br,rw,sp,hs,vs,tl,sb,cp string type of viewer component used vw=table
mp[id,lv] string map information: ID of the map and ID of the map level mp[id]=world_countries&mp[lv]=countries
pd string period of the sdmx data request pd=2017,2020
lt[rs,rw,cl] object layout of the table in the vis page (row section, row, column) lt[rs]=&lt[rw]=STO&lt[cl]=TIME_PERIOD
lb=nm,id,bt string display mode of sdmx (name, identifier, both) lb=id
to[]=true,false object order of time dimension(s) to[TIME_PERIOD]=true
lo integer last N observations per time series lo=1

Note that, since the November 30, 2020 Release .Stat Suite JS 6.1.0, the keys in the above table have been shortened in order to reduce the browser url size and avoid reaching browser limitations as much as possible. Previous bookmarked urls with long keys will still work because the application converts them to their shorter match.
As part of this refactoring work, the following keys have also been removed:

  • filter (open box in side in viz)
  • frequency (frequency of the app)

Note also that these URL options allow using the web browser’s Going Back option to roll back to the corresponding previous state and user selections.


Externally defined dataflows

Released in November 30, 2020 Release .Stat Suite JS 6.1.0

It is possible to display an externally defined dataflow for visualisation (table and chart views) and download options in the Data Explorer, in the case when the dataflow is stored only as stubs (without content, e.g. without the link to its DSD), meaning that the full definition and content of the corresponding dataflow is stored externally.
Therefore, the locally stored dataflow stub includes the references (URL link) to the original external full dataflow definition, with the following artefact properties: isExternalReference=true, and link {external structure link}.
In that case, the dataflow can be indexed and retrieved by search or browse in the Data Explorer context (see indexing externally defined dataflows), or simply displayed for data preview in the context of the DLM (see DLM preview data).