You may want to routinely analyze a specific geographic scope with a non-standardized set of locations. Data sources often provide data for well-known groups, like OPEC, ASEAN, NAFTA, or EU-28, but you need something custom. You can create and save a preset list of locations so that your group easily available in any dataset that includes those countries.
To create a group:
- Open any dataset that includes all of the locations you want to be grouped.
- Select your locations of interest.
- Click the green button “Presets,” which appeared automatically as you make your selections.
Note: The 'Presets' button appears if you select more than 3 countries.
Note: If you already have presets saved and any one or more of preset locations included in the dataset you've opened, the preset option will already appear so that you can reuse the preset(s).
After you name your group, hit Save, and your new group will be available from any dataset that contains all these locations.
The preset will be saved under the name you assign and will be available every time you use the tool.
You can create as many presets as you like and delete them when you no longer need them by expanding the list of presets and selecting the trash bin icon to the right of the group name.
Note: These presets are individual and won’t be visible to other users.
Note: Presets autoselect locations but do not aggregate or otherwise alter the data.