Step by step

Quick-guide to the user-defined tables

Here you can generate and download user-defined tables. You may select and combine indicators, perform simple calculations and specify the layout of the customized tables. As a registered user, you will also be able to save your table definitions.

Getting started

The user-defined tables offers users easy-to-use features: you may save customized table definitions in a first step and complete, modify or delete the tables later. Register under “Login” if you do not have a user account yet.

If JavaScript is activated on your computer, you may make selections by double clicking dropdown menu items. If JavaScript is not activated, use the Select buttons on the right-hand side.

Navigation bar

The navigation bar contains the following items, which are – from left to right (Section to Result) given in the order of the step-by-step process you follow to compile a customized table:

  • Section
  • Indicators
  • Period
  • Dimensions
  • Layout
  • Result
  • Login
  • Saved definitions
  • Logout

Once you have made a selection under any one of these menu items, click the Continue button to move on to the next step. You cannot skip any steps as you continue, but you may return to a previous step by clicking the respective item in the navigation bar. The navigation bar item that corresponds to the step you are taking – e.g. period, dimension – will be marked in blue.

Starting a query

Any query starts with the selection of at least one indicator. There are two ways to select an indicator:

  • Navigate through the predefined sections (by analogy to the sections given under “Standardized Tables”, e.g. Financial Institutions or International Comparisons), or
  • Enter the indicator into the search function if you know its exact designation.

Once you have selected the indicator by either method, the Indicator template is loaded.

Indicator template

This template contains a dropdown box entitled Indicator groups. Generally, the default setting given is “all indicators.” The indicators are grouped by subject to make them easy to retrieve.

In the next step, select one or more indicators in the Indicators window. The selected indicators appear in the Sort selection window below. To move an indicator up or down in the list, click the indicator to select it and then click the Up or Down button. For more information about an indicator, select the indicator and click the Metadata button.

A preview of the respective table header is shown at the bottom of the screen.

When you are done selecting indicators, click the Continue button and the Period template is loaded.

Period template

In this template you may define the period for your table by specifying one parameter (e.g. months, quarters, years). By selecting the Dynamic option, you may choose a variable period up to the most recent available data. This function is especially useful for regularly updating your customized tables. Finally choose an ascending or descending sorting order. Click the Continue button to load the Dimensions template.

Dimensions template

The dimensions depend on the indicator and include e.g. status, producer, region/business partner, currency, banking sector, sectors according to the Austrian Statistical Classification of Economic Activities (ÖNACE), provinces, national accounts sector, data type.

If a dimension for your selected indicator(s) has only one option, this option is given as a default choice. If a dimension offers several options, you may select one or more of them in the respective window. To move selected items up or down the list, click the Up or Down button.

Value / Change in value:

Generally, this dimension is given with the default setting “Value.” Depending on the indicator, the following options may also be available:

  • Change on previous period in %
  • Absolute change on previous period
  • Annual change in %
  • Absolute annual change


The default setting for this dimension is “Standard,” which means that every indicator is given with a predefined value unit. You may select conversion into ones, thousands, millions or billions. Index values and percentages cannot be converted.

A preview of the respective table header is shown at the bottom of the screen.
When you have chosen the dimensions, click the Continue button to load the Layout template.

Layout template

Order of dimensions:

Here you may define the order of the dimensions. In the preview of the respective table header at the bottom of the screen, you will immediately see the effect changes have on the table.

Drag (and drop) dimensions / indicators into the page-by-page display:

Use this function to present your customized tables more clearly. You may split the table over several pages by dragging and dropping indicators or a dimension into the page-by-page area. Depending on the indicators or dimensions selected, these pages are shown individually on the Internet (via a dropdown list).

When you have chosen the layout, click the Continue button to load the Result template.

Result template

This template shows you the result of all selected settings.
To obtain your customized table:

  • Click the Show result button to view the table, which you may export to an MS Excel file (each table is saved as a separate worksheet in an MS Excel workbook), or
  • Click the Save new definition button. This opens a new window to your Saved table definition after login.

Accsessing your user-defined table definitions

The Saved table definition template is accessible only to registered users after login. If you do not have an account yet, you may register in this template by clicking the Register now button to specify a user name and password. The Saved table definition template contains all your customized table definitions that you may open, modify or delete anytime.

At the end of a session log out by clicking the Logout button.