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View type

On the left side of the toolbar, the user can select to display data in a table view or in chart view.
The data table view is the default view when the user arrives from a search result.

Chart types depend on the configuration of the DE instance, or on the type of data (e.g. viewing data in a timeline chart is feasible only with the appropriate time dimension). For more information about charts and chart types, go to this documentation.



The “Labels” option allows to display the information using names, identifiers (unique IDs) or both.


This option applies to all the table and chart contents, including their header and footer. When the option Both is selected, then it shows the Identifer bewteen brakets, then a space, then the name. If there is no corresponding localised name, then the identifier is shown instead and displayed between squared brackets [].

Example with the dimension label Reference area:

  • with option Name, it displays Reference area
  • with option Identifier, it displays REF_AREA
  • with option Both, it displays (REF_AREA) Reference area

Since May 19, 2021 Release .Stat Suite JS 8.0.0, the option is also applied to all filter titles and filter values. It is also possible to spotlight search by code ID in filters, meaning searching for dimension items by their IDs, if the user has selected the Labels->ID or Labels->Both option.


The Customise option is contextual depending on the type of data view representation.
For the data table preview, check the documentation here.
For the data chart views, check the docmentation here.


The Share option allows sharing the data view in table or chart mode. For details, go to the Share page.


There is an option to download data in a specific format and content according to the current data view, and accessible from both table and chart views.
The download feature is contextual, therefore the Label option will act accordingly:

  • If the table/chart option is “Identifier”, then the downloaded file contains codes only;
  • If the table/chart option is “Name” or “Both” (Name + Identifier), then the downloaded file contains identifiers and names.
    The locale used for names is the currently used language in the application.

The download options form the dropdown button are described below.


Table in Excel

Only the filtered data contained in the online table (or chart) view is downloaded in .xlsx file format.
All online table’s layout, styles, cell and text formatting are maintained in the downloaded Excel file and presented in its first and default sheet.
The online table limitation (maximum number of observations to be returned by the SDMX web service) is maintained in the downloaded file (see documentation). Since December 14, 2021 Release .Stat Suite JS 11.0.0, this limitation is mentionned in the Excel file that includes a localised (red) warning message displayed in the first empty cell below the dataflow title or subtitle:

“The data extraction used a data selection that is above the limits for the table display (maximum n data points or n table cells) resulting in an incomplete table. Using the web link below the table, all originally selected data points can still be downloaded in tabular text (CSV).”

Attributes in flags and footnotes are also included in the downloaded Excel file, as internal links into a second sheet with exactly the same layout, but without any of the values and with flags in the cells instead of the values.
The online table header’s title and sub-title are replicated in separate lines above the data table. The online table footer’s copyright is replicated in a separate line below the data table (including its hyperlink). The source link is also replicated below the table with the data view name and hyperlink to the original online view.
RTL (Right-to-Left) mode is supported, allowing to programmatically switching the layout of a downloaded Excel data table between left-to-right and right-to-left. Depending on the version viewed online (e.g. in Arabic language) and the user’s localised preferences in Excel, the downloaded Excel table will automatically be displayed in RTL mode.


Overview page content

Introduced with September 15, 2022 Release .Stat Suite JS radio

The information displayed on the Overview tab of the Data Explorer (except for the footer’s “terms and conditions” and the source link) is downloaded into a third Excel sheet named Overview. The overview information is displayed word-wrapped in the 810px-wide column B, starting in the first row with the dataflow name. The same font (calibri 11) and top-left alignment is applied on all text.
Here is a sheet with the possible information and layout that can be found on a dataflow overview:


Only lines (and separation lines) with available information are included. Note also that enriched text elements are not supported.


Filter data in tabular text (CSV)

Only the filtered data contained in the online table (or chart) view is downloaded in .csv file format, wich is a flat tabular text format.
This format does not contains header or footer, and the downloaded data view is identified by the SDMX Dataflow Agency:ID(Version).

Unfiltered data in tabular text (CSV)

The full (unfiltered) data contained in the online request behind a table (or chart) view is downloaded in .csv file format, wich is a flat tabular text format.
This format does not contains header or footer, and the downloaded full data view is identified by the SDMX Dataflow Agency:ID(Version).

Additional downloads of external resources

Released in December 02, 2019 Release .Stat Suite JS milestone 7

Additional links to external resources can be defind per dataflow, which then become available in the “Download” feature of the Data Explorer visualisation page.

To do so, use localised SDMX EXT_RESOURCE annotations at the dataflow level to define one or several links to files (of any type) that are stored externally (outside .Stat Suite storage).

Being a localised annotation, it is possible to define a different resource per language. The Data Explorer proposes the download of the resources defined for the current locale of the Data Explorer. The annotation texts contain up to 3 strings, separated by a pipe ("|") character:

  • the to be displayed label of the link
  • the valid, publicly accessible link to the external resource
  • a valid, publicly accessible link to a to be displayed icon image (optional)


"annotations": [{
		"type": "EXT_RESOURCE",
		"text": "All data in Excel|http://www.ilo.org/ilostat-files/Documents/Excel/MBI_535_EN.xlsx|https://www.ilo.org/ilostat/dotstatsuite-documentation/images/downloadexcel-24.png",
		"texts": {
			"en": "All data in Excel|http://www.ilo.org/ilostat-files/Documents/Excel/MBI_535_EN.xlsx|https://www.ilo.org/ilostat/dotstatsuite-documentation/images/downloadexcel-24.png",
			"fr": "Toutes les données en Excel|http://www.ilo.org/ilostat-files/Documents/Excel/MBI_535_FR.xlsx|https://www.ilo.org/ilostat/dotstatsuite-documentation/images/downloadexcel-24.png"
		"type": "EXT_RESOURCE",
		"text": "Explanatory information in pdf|http://www.ilo.org/ilostat-files/Documents/Metadata/Ref_MD_EN.pdf",
		"texts": {
			"en": "Explanatory information in pdf|http://www.ilo.org/ilostat-files/Documents/Metadata/Ref_MD_EN.pdf",
			"fr": "Informations explicatives en pdf|http://www.ilo.org/ilostat-files/Documents/Metadata/Ref_MD_FR.pdf"

See the DLM documentation how to interactively define new external resources.


In this example, the dataflow artefact contains 3 localised (English and French) EXT_RESOURCE annotations for 3 external resources, together with their labels and links to icons to be displayed.

Example of EXT_RESOURCE structure annotation

This will result in proposing the 3 external resources as additional dataflow download options in the DE visualisation page:

Example of EXT_RESOURCE annotation download

Chart as picture (PNG)

Released in July 23, 2020 Release .Stat Suite JS 5.2.0

All graphical reprensentations of a data view (chart types) are available for download as picture in a .png format with high quality screenshot rendering (using the https://html2canvas.hertzen.com/ library).

Download chart option

The option is only available when viewing data in a chart representation. The application downloads the screenshot of the current chart together with its header and footer in a .png format. It is using the current chart size, highlights and baseline as provided or set by the user in the chart customisation.
The default chart’s filename is consistent with the downloaded Excel’s filename, being the AgencyID.DataflowID_Version combined with the filter selection(s) and the .png extension.

Notification of download

Released in December 5, 2022 Release .Stat Suite JS spin

For downloads of filtered and unfiltered data in tabular text (CSV) files using the underlying SDMX web service, the DE now uses the browser inbuilt web resource download feature, which allows the user seeing the download start and progress in the browser’s standard way. Since there may be a little delay between the service call and the start of the service response (download start) depending on the request size and the server performance, the DE displays a notification message: “Download launched. Your download will start shortly. In the meantime, you can continue browsing.” Clicking on the right aligned cross closes the notification.

Download notification

This feature requires the configuration of the format=csvfile URL option in the underlying NSI SDMX web service, so that GET requests can contain all necessary pieces of information in the URL.

      <Mapping Format="csvfile" AcceptHeader="application/vnd.sdmx.data+csv;file=true"/>

This feature is not used in the following 2 situations:

  • for very large filter selections, when the DE needs to use POST requests instead of GET requests (see here for more information)
  • for authenticated users, when the DE needs to set the HTTP authorisation header.

Full screen

Both table and chart views can be displayed in full screen mode.


When the user presses the Full screen option, a table or chart occupying the whole screen is displayed.
The entire toolb ar is kept in the view, as well as the table/chart header (title and sub-title) and footer (copyright link and source url id).
Clicking on Full screen again brings back to the normal screen.


Developer API

The option Developer API allows to generate queries through a RESTful API based on SDMX 2.1 standard, for both structural and data information from a current table or chart view.
Both Data query and structure query are generated according to the current data selection. Changing the data selection (using filters) will dynamically change the generated data and structure queries.
There is an option for generating the data query in “Flat” or “Time series” format.
There is an option to copy each query in the user’s clipboard.

Developer API

Clicking on the top-right cross icon will close the panel without any action.