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Import tables from STATcube and use them as data.frames in your R projects. You can also use the API to discover available databases as well as their metadata.

Set Up the API Key

Learn how get access to an API key and set up authentication to the STATcube REST API by making the key available for STATcubeR.

Get Tables via JSON Requests

Hands-on guide about transfering data from the STATcube GUI (table view) to R sessions via a the download option “open data api request”.

Get Metadata with the Schema Endpoint

The /schema endpoint of the REST API provides metadata about databases and can also be used to retrieve a catalogue with all available databases.

Load Saved Tables

STATcube allows you to save tables in the GUI. You can import those saved tables using sc_table_saved(). This function can also be used to import default tables for databases.

Other REST API Endpoints

How to use the (rather simple) endpoints /info, /rate_limit_table and /rate_limit_schema.

Open Government Data

Articles about STATcubeR functions that interact with the open government portal of Statistics Austria (

Open Government Data

Hands-on guide on how to get and use datasets from the OGD portal. This article also contains a short introduction on tabulation and translation of datasets.

Available Datasets

A concise overview about the 315 datasets from the OGD portal which are compatible with STATcubeR. Learn how to discover useful datasets and read OGD metadata.

File Management

Learn how STATcubeR caches resources from the OGD portal in the local file system. Understanding this allows you to enable persistent caches and directly use cached resources.

Data Class

The STATcubeR Data Class

STATcubeR uses a common base class for OGD datasets and datasets from the STATcube REST API. This article explains the core functionalities and allows you to use both datasources more flexibly.

Tabulating STATcubeR Datasets

Learn how to turn datasets from the REST API or from the OGD portal into tidy data.frames by using the tabulate() method.

Advanced Usage

Articles that are only relevant for users who are already familiar with the core functionalities of STATcubeR.

Caching API Responses

STATcubeR can be configured to cache API responses and reuse them later. This article describes the necessary setup as well as potential usecases.

Define Custom Tables

Define custom requests against the /table endpoint programatically by providing character vectors with ids of databases, measures and classification fields.

Handling API Errors

STATcubeR converts all http errors into R errors. This atricle explains how this conversion happens and showcases some common error messages.