You may download a list of datasets from Admin > Datasets. Select Export dataset list.
The file will contain the following information for each dataset:
- Dataset reference ID – A unique series of letters that serves as a system shorthand for each dataset; when added to your portal extension, opens the referenced dataset (Tip: Dashboards also are identified with unique ID codes).
- Dataset name – As an admin, you may customize the title. When an update is processed or replacement made for the dataset, an option will present to continue using your title or to use one that is inherited from the dataset.
- Dataset description – As an admin, you may customize this description on your system.
- Data frequency – This will list all frequencies—annual, quarterly, weekly, daily—in the dataset for any indicator.
- Date range – This will be the longest period of time covered by any indicator in the dataset. Some indicators have shorter time series.
- Dataset source
- Update status – A dataset may be up to date, expiring, (e.g., about to expire and require an update), expired, or no status. Expired datasets are updated according to priority level. No status indicates that a dataset is updated “on-demand’ only; typically, these are one-time datasets that are proprietary to a client, or one-time from the source.
- Updated priority – This is the priority for every single dataset. Those that are critical to your workflow receive the highest priority.
- Publication information – These fields include ‘publication date’ by the data source, ‘access date’ by Knoema to retrieve the data from the source, and ‘next release date’ so you know when to expect the source will update the data. Datasets with a combination of data frequencies, such as quarterly and annual, will have a next update date based on the highest frequency.
Admins often export and evaluate the list of datasets against requirements from users for data coverage by topic, date, and frequency, among other purposes.