1407.0.55.002 - ABS.Stat Beta: Web Services, User Guide  
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ABS.Stat SDMX SOAP Web Service

SOAP stands for Simple Object Access Protocol, an alternative to the ABS.Stat RESTful APIs. An SDMX query message is created by the user with the necessary selection criteria for the specific data or metadata they require. 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 the ABS.Stat SDMX SOAP web service and further documentation is available through the following URL: http://stat.data.abs.gov.au/sdmxws/sdmx.asmx

The ABS.Stat Web Service Definition Language (WSDL) is available at the following URL: http://stat.data.abs.gov.au/sdmxws/sdmx.asmx?WSDL

Generate SDMX Data Query

You can automatically generate an SDMX query to get generic or compact data. Select data as normal in the ABS.Stat web browser interface. Once you have made your selection go to:

  1. Export – SDMX (XML)
  2. Copy the SDMX Query message and paste it into your own application

Graphic: The Export SDMX window, showing a user selecting the SDMX Query, right-clicking and choosing “Copy”
Copying the SDMX Query from the Export window