The Ownership Group for SDMX implementation in Balance of Payments (BOP), Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and National Accounts (NA) published a fast track change of the data structure definition for Sector Account and Government Finance (NA_SEC) with the new version V1.3 (on 08/08/2014). The current version was missing a code (“NC”) in the code list CL_CONSOLIDATION. This code list is only used in the NA_SEC DSD, thus the other DSDs in the package remain on V1.2. You only need to update to the new DSD, if your data flow requires the code “NC” for CL_CONSOLIDATION. This is not the case for ESA 2010. Thus no change is needed for reporting ESA 2010 tables to Eurostat. The NA_SEC templates are nevertheless re-published with version V1.3a (on 11/08/2014) in order to be aligned with the versioning of the DSD and in order to correct some minor mistakes found by data providers when testing V1.2c of the tables. All templates are fully compatible with V1.2 of the NA_SEC DSD. You will also find some further details in the issue log on the SDMX-NA maintenance page: http://sdmx.org/?page_id=1498
The SDMX Technical Working Group (SDMX-TWG) has produced a new specification for the SDMX-JSON Data Message and submits it for public review.
Specification (authoritative): sdmx-json-data-message.pdf
HTML version of the specification, sample messages and informative JSON Schema: samples-tools.zip
The public review period for this specification extends until 31st October 2014 in order to allow time for implementation. Please send your comments to the SDMX Technical Working Group (SDMX-TWG) firstname.lastname@example.org. Each email message should contain only one comment. Feedback is welcome.
The next SDMX Expert Group meeting will be held in Korea from 27 to 30 October 2014.
The meeting will focus on a number of areas, including:
- exchange of statistical data and metadata actually taking place or being implemented between organisations;
- work being carried out by the SDMX Technical and Statistical Working Groups;
- software developments which take advantage of SDMX standards;
- progress of SDMX standards, guidelines and tools, especially the content-oriented guidelines and the user guide. The role of the SDMX global registry, including use case examples;
- the role of SDMX in standards-based modernisation of official statistics and related work being carried out by the High-Level Group for the Modernisation of Statistical Production and Services (HLG).
The meeting will also include a capacity building training session for statisticians and IT staff on how to implement an SDMX architecture for reporting and dissemination. The course will have a hands-on approach based on case studies related to the National Accounts and OECD STES (Short-Term Economic Statistics) data collections.
For more details, see http://www.oecd.org/std/sdmx-expert-group-meeting-2014.htm
SDMX Global Registry and global Data Structure Definitions publicly available from April 2014 onwards
The SDMX Global Registry (SGR) is the web based IT application that contains SDMX Data Structure Definitions (DSDs) and other SDMX objects supporting the world-wide implementation of the sixth edition of the Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6) and the System of National Accounts 2008 (SNA2008).
The SDMX Global Registry will contain more SDMX global DSDs and their related objects as they become available. It is the central reference point and authoritative source for SDMX global DSDs and related objects.
In order to facilitate the implementation of the SDMX standards, the SGR will provide an easy access to the SDMX DSDs and other SDMX artefacts that are used and maintained by national and international organisations.
For more details please see https://registry.sdmx.org/about.html