Q: What is Query Profile Notification?

A: Query profile notification will automatically notify the user via e-mail if there is a change in the Comtrade database's update. The system runs the batch automatically when the AutoBatch feature is enabled.

Q: What is the "Enable Notification" feature?

A: If you enable notification by selecting ‘yes’, you will be notified by e-mail if new data (or data replacement) is available. Note: You must set your e-mail address in the Account Info Page.

Q: What is "Enable AutoBatch" ?

A: Based on selected for Saved Query and Enable Notification features, the system submits and runs a batch automatically whenever new data becomes available.

What is "Update Type"?

Incremental Update: The system submits a batch job for new data only.
Full: The system will submit a batch for the entire query profile.

For example, if Indonesia and Malaysia are selected as reporters in the saved query, and if data becomes available, the ‘Incremental’ option allows the system to submit data only for Indonesia, whereas, the ‘Full’ option allows the system to submit for both Indonesia and Malaysia.

What are the limitations?

1) The system can only track the changes in high-level data availability: that is, classification, reporter, and year. However, data is normally processed at a high level, so this feature is not affected.
2) If you have country groups, then don’t use the ‘Incremental’ option. The ‘Full’ option will be used by default even if the ‘incremental’ option is selected.

Example One: How to set up Notification for any changes in SITC Rev.1

1) Go to Basic or Express Data Selection
2) Select SITC Rev.1 in classification selection
3) Leave the other selections (it means select all data)
4) Set "Yes" in Enable Notification
5) Type Saved query name
6) Click "Save Query"

See figure below as it appears on the saved query page:


Example Two: How to set up AutoBatch for any changes in SITC Rev.1

1) Go to Basic or Express Data Selection
2) Select SITC Rev.1 in classification selection
3) Leave the other selections (by default, the system selects all data)
4) Set "Yes" in Enable Notification. Then Set "Yes" in Enable AutoBatch. Note: It's recommended to select update type "incremental."
5) Type Saved query name
6) Click "Save Query" See the figure below as it appears on the saved query page:



Tips and Warnings:

1. Be careful in setting the AutoBatch feature. You might reach your records limit easily! For most users, enabling notification is sufficient.
2. Be careful in setting the AutoBatch Update Type feature. ‘Incremental’ should be fine as long as you run the query only once.
3. Try to set "All values" in Reporter and Year selections. This way, you won't miss any data changes.
4. You can also monitor newly loaded data through Comtrade RSS.