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Data-Planet Statistical Datasets: Exporting the Data

Output Types

There are many ways to deliver data from Data-Planet Statistical Datasets using the Export button located on the menu bar:


The options allow you to export data for manipulation in other programs, infographics for use in work products, and pdfs of data views, bibliographic citations that describe the dataset and indicator, and more. Citations can also be exported directly to RefWorks.

Export Data

If you want data you can manipulate using external software programs, there are several options: Excel, Delimited Text, SAS and XML.  All of these options allow users to download the data into different programs (spreadsheets and a statistical software package) and manipulate it there. If you have used the Calculator feature to create formulas for additional data points, these data points are downloaded, as well.

The option to download to a Shapefile allows users to export the map information to software that displays maps to ESRI requirements.


The PDF link exports the data visualization, data column list where displayed, and the statistical abstract describing the data view to a PDF file. PDF exports are considered "DataSheets."

Reference Managers Direct Export

RefWorks and Endnote Export formats the bibliographic citations for export to the citation management programs. Note that these formats will require manual intervention to properly format for the style manual you are using. See Data-Planet and Data Citation for more information.

Permanent URL Links Export Options

Export options include permanent URL links to views and/or associated data. These links differ from the Create DOI URLs in that the latest available data will be returned via the URL links if the more current date is selected whereas DOI links return to the exact view of the data at the time it was created. To explore options, open the Export icon on the central tool bar: 


“Open URL links back to this view” to select options for creating links that can be used to get back to the current view and/or associated data. XML and JSON links allow you to import results into your own applications:


Exporting to Different Software Programs

Documentation for the statistical software program(s) of interest should define import formats. Available export formats for Data-Planet Statistical Datasets are described above and include Delimited Text, Excel, and SAS, which can be imported into these common software programs, as below:

  • SPSS (Delimited Text and Excel)
  • SAS (SAS) 
  • STAT (Excel)

Please let us know if there are other programs you use that it would be helpful for us to export: contact