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SDBS Online Help Facility

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Hardware/Software Requirement

The Statistical Database System requires that you have a browser installed in your pc, preferably use Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser, and access to the Internet via a dial-up modem, DSL etc.

Online Query

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To access the Online Query page click on the Online Query menu.


To retrieve data, identify the following query parameters: country, main topic/subject, years, and output data presentation.


Statistical Database System Parameter's Page

Select Countries

  • One or more countries may be selected.
  • To select one country, double-click on country name.
  • To select multiple countries hold down Ctrl key as each item is highlighted. To complete country selection, click on the down arrow key .
  • Use down double arrow key to select all countries.
  • To undo selection, use the up arrow key or the up double arrow key .

Select Main topic/Subjects

  • Use drop down list to view all available topics. Select one topic to display all subjects under the selected topic.
  • To select one subject, double-click on subject name.
  • To select multiple subjects hold down Ctrl key as each item is highlighted. To complete subject selection, click on the down arrow key .
  • Use down double arrow key to select all subjects under the highlighted topic.
  • To undo selection, use the up arrow key or the up double arrow key .
  • Repeat main topic selection to retrieve more subjects under various topics. It is advised that the number of selected indicators should not exceed 350 in total.
  • To search for a particular indicator type in the text in the data field provided and click the search button .

Select Years

  • To select one year, double-click on specific year.
  • To select multiple years hold down Ctrl key as each item is highlighted. To complete year selection, click on the down arrow key .
  • Use down double arrow key to select all years.
  • To undo selection, use the up arrow key or the up double arrow key .

Select Output Presentation

By Country – this is the default output data presentation. The country table view displays all available annual data for the selected topics for one country. Subjects are presented by main topic.

By Subject – for the specified subject, the output table displays available data across selected countries.

By Time Series - displays all available annual, quarterly, or monthly data for the selected subject, by country.

To clear all selected parameters, click on CLEAR .

To retrieve data for selected parameters, click on SUBMIT .

Query Results
Presentation layout:

By Country

For the first country in the list, all available annual data for all selected topics are displayed. Subjects are grouped by main topic.

To display selected subjects under one main topic only, select the desired topic in the ‘Main Topic’ tab list.

Use the ‘Selected Countries’ tab to view available data for the next country in the list.

By Subjects

For the first subject in the Selected Subjects list, the output table displays available annual data across all selected countries.

Use the ‘Selected Subjects’ tab to view the available data for the next subject in the list.

By Time Series

For the first country in the list, all available annual, quarterly, or monthly data for the selected subject are displayed.

To view desired data frequency, click on appropriate box. Use the ‘Selected Subjects’ tab to view available data for the next subject in the list.

Use the ‘Selected Countries’ tab to view available data for the next country in the list.

To make another query, click on Search Again .

Output Formats
Retrieved data may be downloaded using two options: a printer-friendly version or a Comma Separated Value (CSV) file.

Printer-friendly version – click on to print the output.

Download in CSV Format – click on to open or save the output as a Comma Separated Values file.

MDG Tables

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To Access MDG Tables parameters page click on the MDG TABLES menu.

To retrieve MDG data, identify the following query parameters: country, MDG table, and output data presentation.


MDG Tables Parameters page

Select Countries

  • One or more countries may be selected.
  • To select one country, double-click on country name.
  • To select multiple countries hold down Ctrl key as each item is highlighted. To complete country selection, click on the down arrow key .
  • Use down double arrow key to select all countries.
  • To undo selection, use the up arrow key or the up double arrow key .

Select MDG Subjects

  • To select one subject, double-click on subject name.
  • To select multiple subjects hold down Ctrl key as each item is highlighted. To complete subject selection, click on the down arrow key .
  • Use down double arrow key to select all subjects .
  • To undo selection, use the up arrow key or the up double arrow key .
  • To search for a particular indicator type in the text in the data field provided and click the search button .

Select Output Presentation

By Country – this is the default output data presentation. The country subject view displays the available 1990, 1995, 2000, latest year data for the selected subjects for one country. MDG subjects are presented by goal/target.

By Subject – for the specified subject, the output subject displays available 1990, 1995, 2000, latest year data across all selected countries.

To clear all selected parameters, click on CLEAR .

To retrieve data for selected parameters, click on SUBMIT .

MDG Query Results

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Presentation layout:

By Country

For the first country in the list, all available 1990, 1995, 2000, latest year data for all selected subjects are displayed. MDG subjects are presented by goal/target.

Use the ‘Selected Countries’ tab to view available 1990, 1995, 2000, latest year data for the next country in the list.

By Subjects

For the first subject in the Selected Subjects list, the output subject displays available 1990, 1995, 2000, latest year data across all selected countries.

Use the ‘Selected Subjects’ tab to view the available 1990, 1995, 2000, latest year data for the next subject in the list.

To make another query, click on Search Again .

MDG Output Formats

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Retrieved data may be downloaded using two options: a printer-friendly version or a Comma Separated Value (CSV) file.

Printer-friendly version – click on to print the output.

Download in CSV Format – click on to open or save the output as a Comma Separated Values file.

Data Attributes

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In the country table view, the magnitude, unit of measure, fiscal year end, and base year are displayed next to the subject.

In the subject table view, the magnitude, unit of measure, fiscal year end, and base year are displayed next to the country.

Key Symbols

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0 or 0.0
magnitude is less than half of unit used
-
magnitude equals zero
data not available
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marked break in series
*
preliminary/estimated/budget figure