Search activity tab – ‘Macrobond defined’ and ‘By description’


Search is a useful function to quickly find the same indicator for different countries. There are two ways to do this. If the relevant indicator is Macrobond defined, all it takes is a single click to generate the results. If not, you can use 'By description' in the Actions ribbon to customize your search results.
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Searching with 'Macrobond defined'

This feature utilizes various series metadata. It could be attribute connecting data from harmonized databases such as OECD or IMF (Concept & Category view in our data-tree) or the one connecting components of the indicator.

Just click on the series and locate Macrobond defined in the Actions ribbon's Search panel. Since version 1.28 if you are in Analytics tab it will open in Analytics tab's left panel.

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Searching with 'By description'

Macrobond defined might not be available for every series you search for, so if you’ve clicked on the series, and Macrobond defined is not displayed in the search actions group, it’s because it’s not available for that series. In that case, you can try using 'By description' instead. You will need to adjust the query. The simplest way to do this is to remove country.

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Note that sometimes you will need to delete parts of description or exclude something. Or use a filter. For more information about all methods see Finding data in Search tab.

How to add data to a file?

Hold down Ctrl or Shift key to select all the countries you want to add, and then click Add to document  > New document.

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