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Edit Metadata

Understanding the term metadata

Metadata is the contextual information about your indicators such as how often the sample is updated, the data's source, the time period which the data relates to and the methodology behind the dataset.

Editing the metadata

You can edit some of the metadata for your custom datasets. This applies to the parts of metadata that are purely aesthetic (e.g. the description, name of the indicator, text on the legend). So if you spot a typo or receive feedback on your metadata, you can easily change this.

Please note: You will not be able to change the parts of the metadata that affect the way that data is aggregated (e.g. choosing whether the data is summed or averaged), so take care in ensuring that you pick the right option the first time around!


On the Manage your Data page, find the dataset you would like to edit and click Manage Dataset.


Then on the right-hand side of the page, click Edit Dataset


You can then edit your metadata, and save changes at the bottom of the page.