Share a Statistical Data Collection

Available with Business Analyst license.

You can share Statistical Data Collection files (.sdcx) to your active portal as items, allowing others in your organization to access custom data in client applications. The shared custom data is hosted in your portal organization, and users do not need local data installed to access the custom data.


Be aware of the following considerations when accessing custom data:

  • By default, when you're signed in to your portal, custom data is available from the My Content node in the data browser.
  • The data browser does not display Statistical Data Collections if they are shared publicly. Set the sharing level to Organization to view in the data browser.

To share a Statistical Data Collection, do the following:

  1. On the View tab, click the Catalog Pane button Catalog Pane.

    The Catalog pane appears.

  2. On the Project tab, right-click the Statistical Data Collection and click Share.

    The Share Statistical Data Collection dialog box appears.

  3. Use the Name field to set the name of the Statistical Data Collection to be shared.
  4. Complete the Summary and Tags options to describe the project.

    By default, the Statistical Data Collection is shared to your My Content folder. To change this, select an existing folder or create one from the Location drop-down menu. Alternatively, click the associated folder button to select an output destination on the portal.

  5. Click the check boxes and the Groups drop-down menu under the Share With section to enable access to the shared Statistical Data Collection.
  6. Click the Analyze button Verify to ensure that all required information has been provided and that no problems are anticipated during the sharing process.


    Standard Business Analyst variables in an .sdcx file cannot be shared.

  7. Click the Publish button Publish to share the Statistical Data Collection.

    Once processing is complete, the shared Statistical Data Collection is available to use by all authorized individuals.

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