About this service

About this service

The query builder is a tool that helps to generate URLs for calling the new API Statistics web services.

The query builder provides all the dimensions and positions for a dataset. It allows users to customize their queries to the API Statistics web services by selecting their desired dimensions as well as the positions for the choosen dimesions.

The API Statistics web services are a programmatic access to Eurostat data, with the possibility to download a subset of a given dataset. This operation allows customizing requests for data. You can filter on dimensions to retrieve specific data subsets.

The web services

  • Provides data in JSON-stat 2.0 format;
  • Support only Representation State Transfer (REST) protocol (for the moment);
  • Deliver responses in English, French and German language;
  • Are free of charge.

For more information about the new API Statistics web services, please visit the Data browser online help - Developer's corner section.

About JSON

The web service can produce JSON response files. The JSON-stat is a simple lightweight JSON dissemination format best suited for data visualization, mobile apps or open data initiatives.

For more information about JSON-stat please visit json-stat.org

About REST and Web Services

REST stands for Representational State Transfer. In this case, HTTP requests can be used to read i.e. make queries about Eurostat data.

For more information about REST web services, please visit http://www.w3.org/TR/ws-arch/#relwwwrest