At the iViewPlus home page, select the 'Sign in' button to login using your NHS Digital account or register to create and NHS Digital account if you don't have one.
Create and run a query
Select 'Query Designer' from the toolbar.
- Choose Dataset - all datasets you are authorised to view are listed. If you wish to change the default dataset displayed, please choose another dataset (if available) from the list.
- Select 'Choose Columns' and then select a measure (and dimension if required) from the list. (If you wish to apply a measure filter please refer to the next section)
- Select 'Choose Rows' and then select the required dimension(s) from the list. (If you wish to apply dimension filters please refer to the next section)
- Select 'Run' to run your query.
To clear your selection and start again at any time, select the 'Clear' button.
Apply filters to a query
Measure filtering - available for measures selected in 'Columns'.
Select the measure to filter then select the filter symbol.
Insert your filter criteria, by value or range, in the filter box.
Dimension filtering - available for dimensions selected in 'Rows'.
Select '>' to view available options.
To apply filter options, tick the required selection(s).
View and save query results
Query results are automatically displayed by default as a bar chart and data table. Select any of the icons displayed next to a chart to change the visualisation type. To save a query, select the 'Save' button, add a name for the query and select 'OK'. To clear query results and return to Query Designer view, select the 'Clear' button.
The Query Manager
Query Manager allows users to effectively manage saved queries. There are several functions available. To enable a function, select the relevant icon.
Please note data is exported in comma-separated values (CSV) file format.
Create and save a dashboard
Select 'Dashboard Designer' from the toolbar than 'Create'. You must have at least one query saved to create a dashboard.
Select the '˅' symbol next to the required dataset. A list of your saved queries for that dataset is displayed. Select the '+' symbol to add a query to the dashboard. You can select a maximum of four queries per dashboard.
Select X to remove a query from the dashboard panel.
Select the cogwheel to edit settings; add a chart title or change the visualisation type.
Select to change the dashboard panel view. Note: panel types display varies depending on the number of queries selected within the dashboard panel. Individual query position within the dashboard panel can be interchanged by selecting then dragging the query to the desired location.
Select 'Save' to save your dashboard. Enter a name for the dashboard then select 'OK' to save or 'Cancel' to start again.
Users can link queries by selecting the 'Link Associated Queries' box in the 'Save' window. The link function gives users the option to drill down/drill up queries within a dashboard simultaneously. The link function operates only for queries within a dashboard that have the same measure and dimension(s) selections.
Saved dashboards can be accessed via the Dashboard Designer or Dashboard Manager. If you edit a saved dashboard any changes made are auto-saved.
About the Dashboard Manager
Dashboard Manager allows users to effectively manage saved dashboards. There are several functions available. To enable a function, select the relevant icon.
Dashboards can also be exported. However, this functionality is only available via the Dashboard Designer.
To export, open the dashboard either from Dashboard Manager or from the dashboard list in Dashboard Designer, then select the export icon located in the dashboard panel.