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COVID Data Reader (JHU) Data Function for Spotfire® 1.1.0

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This component in the form of data function reads data from JHU and updates the data tables.


The function reads data from JHU and updates the data tables. It also keeps track of the last time the data was loaded. Also, if any of the tables can't be loaded, it returns a blank data frame and lets the user know that not all data was successfully loaded.

More details can be found in this community article.


Installing the data function

Follow the online guide available here to register a data function in Spotfire.


Configuring the data function

Each data function may require inputs from the Spotfire analysis and will return outputs to the Spotfire analysis. For each data function, these need to be configured once the data function is registered. To learn about how to configure data functions in Spotfire please view this video:

For more information on Spotfire visit the Spotfire training page.


Data function library

There exists a large number of data functions covering various features. Feel free to review what is available on the Data Function Library.

Release 1.1.0

Published: November 2023

Changes to the previous release:

  • Extra documentation added to the script


Initial Release (version 1.0.0)

Published: September 2021

Initial release includes:

  • Data function
  • Dxp with example usage
  • Documentation
  • License information

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