At a Data Hub, you can find needed data in different ways: through search, through browsing data catalog by topics, sources, or locations, or through links in footnotes in visualizations. This article gives a brief overview of ways you can explore datasets available in your Data Hub:
- Why do I need to explore datasets?
- Exploring datasets from the Data Catalog
- Exploring datasets from search
- Exploring datasets used in dashboards and presentations
Why do I need to explore datasets?
Once the needed data is found, you can work with it either using internal tools or you can export it to use in some external software. But before working with data, you may want to explore the data in a Dataset Viewer that allows to:
- Try different visualization types.
- Explore the composition of elements in dimensions of a dataset.
- Adjust the selection of data.
- Explore details about a dataset.
Exploring datasets from the Data Catalog
At a Data Hub, navigate to Data > Topics/Sources/Regions to view all the datasets which are available to you.
Note: The list of datasets in the Data Catalog may be different to different users depending on their content roles and data permissions (datasets may be public, shared with specific users, or private).
To explore a specific dataset from a Data Catalog, click its name in the list to view details and then click ">" to go to the Dataset Viewer.
Exploring datasets from search
Using search, you can find all the datasets related to a specific company, country, indicator, or a combination of these parameters. To explore a dataset from search results, click Explore data icon or a time-series name.
After you click a time-series name and get to a time-series page, click Explore data button to get to the Dataset Viewer.
Exploring datasets used in dashboards and presentations
To explore datasets underlying visualizations, you can either click dataset name in a footnote (if available), click Explore data in a visualization's menu, or click a link in the dataset list (if available).