API: Create your own datasets
Statistics Norway has an API for queries towards all StatBank’s 6000 tables. Output formats are JSON-stat, csv and xlsx. This API uses http POST.
See user manual in pdf.
January 2019: A number of news in PxWebApi:
- Increased capacity. The maximum cell limits are increased from 500,000 to 800,000 cells. The maximum number of queries is increased to 30 aueries per 10 seconds.
- 3 new output formats come in addition: JSON-stat version 2, CSV2 and CSV3.
• json-stat2 is a bit more user friendly. It is from now default response format in API console. This version is also the one offered by Eurostat, and all known libraries support version 2.
• csv2 provides the extract in a pivot-friendly format
• csv3 is similar in structure, but compact with codes instead of text. It is suitable for import to databases, SAS etc.
We recommend using these instead of the csv and json-stat formats.
- New Button for saving the json API query to file, below the StatBank's API query code. The file can then be opened in the API console.
- The update time of the dataset is shown in JSON-stat extracts. It appears as GMT like: "updated": "2019-01-23T07:00:00Z".
See also updated User manual.