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Fusion Registry 10 Knowledge Base

Fusion Registry 10

Fusion Registry 10 is a statistical data warehouse for official statistics organisations who need to collect, integrate, store, process and disseminate aggregated data using the SDMX standard.

Version 10.0 was released in January 2020

  • On-premises - the Fusion Registry 10 suite of components and models can be used to build custom SDMX data and metadata solutions
  • Cloud - SDMX data warehouse delivered as a managed software as a service (SaaS)

See the Change Log for details of recent changes, bug fixes and improvements.


Fusion Registry Components and Modules

It consists of a number of modules centered on the Fusion Registry Core data engine, including a secure high-performance data dissemination server and a configurable data explorer and analytics tool for data consumers and analysts. It also incorporates the same SDMX structural metadata registry as Fusion Metadata Registry.

Fusion Registry Core

SDMX statistical data engine and structural metadata registry.
The main statistical engine for data collection, integration, processing, storage, query execution and time-series calculations. It provides an SDMX-compliant data and metadata REST API.
The integrated SDMX structural metadata registry acts as the central repository, authoring and maintenance tool for all of the structures including Codelists, Concepts and Data Structure Definitions.

Fusion Edge Server

High-performance data dissemination server.
A light-weight SDMX data and metadata REST API server designed to be deployed in clusters in the DMZ or at the network edge for scalable, fault-tolerant public data dissemination use cases.

Fusion Data Browser

Web tool for data consumers to explore the Fusion Registry data catalogue, create charts and tables, and download data.
Fusion Data Browser is a web application suitable for both internal and external data consumers to search and explore the catalogue of datasets, select series and cubes of interest, build visualisations using tables and charts, and retrieve selected data in a variety of formats including SDMX, Excel and CSV.
It can connect to either a Fusion Registry Core engine, or a Fusion Edge Server cluster.


Microsoft Excel addin for Fusion Registry.
FusionXL is an Excel addin for browsing and modifying structural metadata, exploring the data catalogue, and downloading data directly into a spreadsheet.

Fusion Data Mapper

Web tool for creating and maintaining Fusion Registry FAME to SDMX series mappings.
Web tool for Fusion Registry Core for mapping series with a single dimension to richer multi-dimensional structures using SDMX structure mapping rules.
The main use case is mapping FAME series which typically have a single 'series code' dimension to SDMX multi-dimensional structures including dimensions and attributes like: FREQ, INDICATOR, REF_AREA and UNIT_MULT. However, it will work with source data with a single dimension like 'Indicator'.

Fusion Registry Command Line

Windows and Linux command line interface.
A command line interface to Fusion Registry's REST API providing utility scripts for loading structures, data and metadata, validating data, exporting content and deleting content.

Fusion Registry Core Topics

Structural Metadata Detailed explanations of the main SDMX structural metadata artefacts
How To Guidance on specific tasks using Fusion Registry
Behaviours Answers to 'What happens when...?' questions
Components and Modules Components and modules reference
Functions Reference Features and functions reference
Data Formats A description of supported Data Formats
Dynamic Data Calculations, Transformations and Dynamic Attributes on queried data
Security Authentication and Authorisation Features
Web Services Registry Web Services
Command Line Structure, data, and metadata publishing from the command line
Glossary of Terms Glossary of SDMX and Fusion Registry terminology


FusionXL is an addin for Microsoft Excel which connects to a Fusion Registry server for both data and structure retrieval, and maintenance.

Installation How to Install Fusion XL and connect to a Fusion Registry server
Inline Data Retrieval Data Retrieval using the FXLData function
Data Browser Graphical Data Browsing via the Excel Ribbon
Data Author Create datasets and load datasets for the purpose of data authoring, validation, conversion, and publishing
Structure Explorer Create, Retrieve and Modify Structures using the Excel Ribbon
Data Explorer Browse datasets that have been made available to the linked Fusion Registry service.
Videos FXLData

Fusion Data Mapper

Fusion Data Mapper provides a web user Interface to administer Structure Maps in the Fusion Registry, where the maps support a specific use case – mapping from Single Dimension Data Structures to multidimensional Data Structures. This use case is borne out of statistical applications which model time series datasets as a single unique identifier for the Series alongside a Time Dimension. By modelling these dataset as a DSD with one Dimension (and a Time Dimension), it is very easy to overlay SDMX metadata to describe the Time Series as a multidimensional Cube with additional series Attributes to carry richer metadata.

Installation How to Install Fusion Data Mapper
Add Dataset Creating new Mapped Dataflows
Maintaining Rules How to create and maintain mapping rules
Query Forwarding How data queries are forwarded from the Target to Source Dataflow using mappings
Videos Data Mapper in Action

Fusion Edge Server

Fusion Edge Server is a solution for supporting high performance data and metadata dissemination, with high throughput. The Fusion Edge Server serves all data, related metadata, including reference metadata, from its highly optimised in memory store and as such has no reliance on a database. The Fusion Edge Server has been designed to support the use case of high availability of data through load balancing. Fusion Edge Server provides access to its stored data and metadata through SDMX compliant web services, and includes support for non-SDMX data formats such as CSV and Excel. The Fusion Edge Server extends the SDMX web services by providing additional information such as data metrics, and data search.

Fusion Edge Server is compatible with Fusion Data Browser and Fusion XL, providing an off-the-shelf solution for both web based data exploration, and from within Microsoft Excel. Connectivity to statistical software such as R and Matlab can be achieved using third party SDMX Connector libraries such as the SDMX Connectors project.

Installation How to Install Fusion Edge Server
Configuration Reference Configuration of the Fusion Edge Server
Fusion Edge Server 3.0 Beta Installation, configuration and operation of the 3.0 Beta release

Fusion Data Browser Topics

Fusion Data Browser is a HTML and JavaScript client side web application which provides a user interface for querying, graphing, and exporting data from a Fusion Registry or Fusion Edge Server.

Live Demo running against data from the Registry Demo Server.

Installation How to Install/Deploy the Data Browser
Configuration Reference Configuration of the Browser, Charts, and Series
Functions Reference Features and functions reference

Fusion Transformer

Fusion Transformer is a command-line application providing transformations between SDMX and GESMES data files and structure files.

Click here to access the Fusion Transformer article.