In a nutshell, BIS WebStats (stats.bis.org) offers users tools to:
The application is split into three windows, which appear beneath the standard BIS website navigation. These windows are the Catalogue, Query Window and Results Window.
The size of these windows can be controlled by clicking on and dragging the borders between them, or by using the minimise/maximise buttons in the Results and Query Windows, or the Catalogue docking button.
Each window has its own help page, which describes in more detail how to use the features available in the window. These help pages can be accessed by clicking on the relevant window's help icon - indicated by a question mark in the window's top-right hand corner.
Getting Started - the quick way
If you are in a hurry, or are not sure how to start creating your own customised query, each dataset will have one or more "Quick View" pre-packaged queries, accessible via the Catalogue. Clicking on a "Quick View" query immediately loads the corresponding data in the Results Window. In addition, the Query Window is pre-filled with the selected values that generate the data. The selections in the Query Window can immediately be modified to produce desired changes in the results. For example, a Quick View of the last 24 months of effective exchange rates data.
Right-clicking on a "Quick View" pre-packaged query also provides the option of immediately downloading the data.
Getting Started - creating your own query
The names and related metadata of dimensions and codes can be searched using keywords. Links to relevant datasets and to the relevant dimensions are provided in the search results.
Advanced options - Downloads, Bookmarking, Query URLs, Axis selection
In addition to viewing results in the Results Window, there are other options available to users to view and interact with data. More detailed information on these options can be found in the Query Window's help page.
Need more help?
More detailed help is available in the Help page (click on the ? icon) in each window of the application.
For more information on BIS statistical data or this application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feedback is also welcome, including suggestions for additional application features, or problems experienced when using the application.