If you’re using search to find data, including metadata or operators in your search queries will help you narrow down the results you get. In the article below you’ll be given a few examples of how to do so.
All the series in the application include a variety of metadata that you can add to your search queries for better results.
Metadata categories you can try adding, include but are not limited to:
- economic or financial categories and sub-categories
Search using the following metadata:
- country: France
- economic subcategory: GDP
- source: INSEE
- price type: Constant
- information on seasonal adjustment: SA
For a list of commonly used abbreviations that can be used in searches, have a look at this link: https://help.macrobond.com/navigation/data-structure/commonly-used-abbreviations/
There are two operators or characters that are useful when searching for specific results:
- - (minus) to exclude a certain term
- | (pipe) to indicate that results should include either one OR another term
Add the “-“ sign before the keyword, without a space, to exclude results that include particular words
e.g. USA Debt Forecast -ECFIN -IMF
This query will return forecasts series for the US with the word “Debt”, excluding two sources: ECFIN and IMF
Add “|” between the relevant keywords, without spaces, to get results for Germany OR France.
e.g. Germany|France Gross Debt GDP IMF
This query will return time series from IMF for France or Germany with the words “Gross” “Debt” and “GDP”