Australian Bureau of Statistics
1407.0.55.002 - ABS.Stat - Beta: Web Services User Guide , 2013
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 01/03/2013 First Issue
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ABS.Stat SDMX Web Service
Figure 1 – General overview of ABS.Stat SDMX Web Service
The purpose of the ABS.Stat SDMX Web Service is to provide a mechanism for automatic transfer of data between machines for the dissemination of ABS data. SDMX is the agreed standard (common language) for the transfer of statistical data between machines.
Figure 2 – How ABS.Stat SDMX web service works
From the above diagram (Figure 2), a query message is created by the user with the necessary selection criteria to obtain the specific piece of data the user requires. The query message is then submitted to the SDMX web service via a web service function \ method call which in return provides an SDMX-formatted output file. Different query messages will be required for different web service method calls.
Access to ABS.Stat SDMX Web Service
Access to ABS.Stat SDMX web service is through the following url address:
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This page last updated 28 February 2013