The home page displays the list of themes under which the series are grouped.
Each of these themes opens up according to a tree structure with several levels, down to a final sub-theme proposing criteria to make a selection of series.
These criteria are of a categorial nature (products, sectors, categories of people, enterprises, places, etc.) or a technical nature (frequency, seasonal treatment).
By selecting one or several items for each criterion, the list of series you want to display is defined by cross referencing.
You can also search for series directly using their numerical identifier noted in a previous selection.
The home page offers access to two fields for entering the identifiers of the series being searched for:
The list of selected series is displayed in a table, indicating for each of them:
The selected series may be:
You can display:
As some of the data published in the BDM is subject to specific publication times (7.30 am, 8.45am, 12.00 noon, 6.00pm), dissemination of certain series may be under embargo.
The data in question may correspond to new publications and/or revised data. When preparing its dissemination, the data pending lifting of the embargo is replaced by a clock: displaying the expected time of display.
A help balloon shows the time of publication:
At the precise time when the embargo is lifted, the values are displayed.
Corresponding series: this type of information is available only for series concerned by a change in classification and for which a correspondence has been established between the series that have been ended and the series created to replace them.
Access to this link is only proposed when the values of just one of these series are displayed. In all other cases (series without any such correspondence or a request to display several series with correspondences) this link does not appear.
Clicking on "Corresponding series" displays the list of the series corresponding with the series that was initially selected and the connecting coefficient(s) to extend the corresponding series.
Once the table of the values in the selected series is displayed, you can display the individual graph (if just one series) or the simultaneous graph of the series in the table (maximum five series).
Two formats are available for exporting series to your workstation: Excel and CSV (comma separated values).
The volume of each export is limited to 100 series and/or 10,000 values.
You can save the selections made during a consultation session to return to them later.
Two forms are available:
In a later session, you can call up the files by clicking on the link "My search folders".
In the case of a List Folder, the system will present the list of series updated at the time of your new consultation.
In the case of a Search Folder, the system will run the search you have stored again, displaying the series that were present in your former session and (in the event of a change of the base) any others that might have been introduced in the meantime.
A "Documentation on the series" section is proposed from the series selection criteria screen.
It enables you to display information on the origin and production methodology for the data disseminated in the BDM:
Source2 (if applicable): the entity that produced the basic data processed by Source1 to form the series.
This information only appears if the two entities (Source1 and Source2) are different.
When just one series is displayed, the methodological documentation is proposed in the "Information" section which also presents the characteristics of the observed indicator.
During a BDM data consultation session, you have access at all times to all the services of the insee.fr website, and notably a glossary providing the definition of the most frequently-used socio-economic terms.
This glossary can be found in the Definitions and methods > Definitions section.