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The OECD Glossary of Statististical terms web service allows remote applications to import the glossary content in XML format. The web service returns glossary terms in the MARTIF XML format depending on criteria specified in a URL in REST format via an HTTP GET method.

The table below specifies the parameters and associated values required to by built into the URL to use the web service. Note that any combination of parameters can be used to return the desired set of glossary terms.

The preceeding codes must be placed before the base code to set criteria. For example, to view English titles the parameter vET must be set to ON. Similarly, to specify filtering criteria on the English Title, cET must be set to a predefined value and tET must have some text specified. URLs can be built simply by using the online filter or viewing the examples in the table below.

Field Preceding codes  
State Options Text
Base Code Description Code Values Code Values Code Comments Example
ET English Title v ON c see [1]   [View]
ED English Description v ON c see [1] t   [View]
EC English Context v ON c see [1] t   [View]
FT French Title v ON c see [1]   [View]
FD French Description v ON c see [1] t   [View]
FC French Context v ON c see [1] t   [View]
P Source Publication v ON c see [1] t   [View]
U URL Hyperlink v ON c see [1] t   [View]
S Sources v ON c see [2]   No free text [View]
C Classification v ON c see [3]   No free text [View]
T Statistical Themes v ON c see [4]   No free text [View]
O Output Segment v ON c see [5]   No free text [View]
I Date Added v ON     dd,mm,yy Format dd.mm,yyyy [View]
E Date Updated v ON     dd,mm,yy Format dd.mm,yyyy [View]
L Legacy Definitions v ON   see [6]   No free text [View]
CR Cross References v ON       Returns cross references [View]
No Number of records       (integer)   Number of records to return (500 limit) [View]
Format Output format       matif, html   Martif to be specifiued to return XML [View]