/schema endpoint returns information about the Stat-Xplore datasets that are available to you, and their fields and measures.
|The language that labels will be returned in (setting this is equivalent to changing the dataset and user interface language in Stat-Xplore).||Optional. If not set, the server default language will be used.|
|The API Key to use to authenticate this request. You can obtain your API key from the Account page in Stat-Xplore.||Required in all requests.|
|If you provide a known Etag value, then (if the response has not changed) this endpoint will return a 304 response instead of the response body. 304 responses do not count against your rate limit usage.||Optional. If not set, the request will count against your rate limit usage.|
|The rate limit configured for this server, this is set to 2,000.|
|The number of requests remaining for the current rate limiting period. If this value drops to 0 then you will not be able to submit any further requests using this API key until the limit resets.|
|The time when the rate limit will next be reset. This is expressed as a UNIX timestamp in milliseconds (the number of milliseconds since January 1st 1970).|
|The checksum of the response. You can store this and use it in the |
If the response returns a large number of child values then it may be subject to pagination (this occurs if there are over 100 child values). When the response is paginated, this header will contain a link to the next page of results.
If this header is not returned then this indicates either that the response was not paginated, or that the current response contains the last page of results.
The root endpoint,
/schema, returns details of all datasets and folders at the root level of Stat-Xplore. For example, the following response indicates that there are thirteen folders installed at the root level that you have permission to access: Attendance Allowance, Benefit Cap, Carer's Allowance, Disability Living Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance, Housing Benefit, NINo Registrations, Pension Credit, Personal Independence Payment, Sanction Decisions, State Pension, Universal Credit and Work Programme.
As shown by this example, each object that is described in the response has a unique ID that begins with
str:. You can append this to the URL to obtain more details about that object. For example, querying
/schema/str:folder:fuc returns what databases are contained in the Universal Credit folder:
We can then take a further look into the database to find out what variables are contained inside. To do this simply change the unique ID ending to the corresponding database ID.