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    Query and explore RDF Data Cubes with a JavaScript API, without writing SPARQL.


    • npm install @zazuko/query-rdf-data-cube


    RDF Data Cubes are an implementation of the generic OLAP concept and more specifically, OLAP cube. What RDF Data Cube calls data structure definition can be mapped to dimension tables in OLAP cubes, the observations in RDF Data Cube are called fact tables.

    The main classes this library exposes are the following:

    • DataCubeEntryPoint
      The EntryPoint has a SPARQL endpoint. It lets you discover and fetch Data Cubes available at this endpoint and their corresponding Dimensions, Attributes, and Measures.

    • DataCube
      A Data Cube represents the cube model. It has Dimensions, Attributes and Measures and is initialized with an IRI and a graph IRI.
      Querying a DataCube starts with having a DataCube instance.

    • Component
      An abstract class, parent of the following component properties:

      Filter operators can be applied directly to components.

    API Documentation

    See https://zazuko.github.io/query-rdf-data-cube/


    See the examples/ folder at the root of this repository.

    Working Locally

    1. git clone
    2. npm ci
    3. npm run build

    Running the Tests

    • npm run test

    Building and Publishing Documentation

    1. npm run docs:compile
    2. npm run docs:publish

    Running the Examples

    • node examples/introspect-and-query.js

    Features and Usage

    This library has two main use cases: exploring an RDF Data Cube and querying an RDF Data Cube. Both usually go hand in hand.

    Instantiating a DataCube EntryPoint lets you access its DataCubes:

    const { DataCubeEntryPoint } = require("query-rdf-data-cube");
    // instantiate an RDF Data Cube with a SPARQL endpoint
    const entryPoint = new DataCubeEntryPoint("https://ld.stadt-zuerich.ch/query");
    // fetch all its dataCubes
    const dataCubes = await entryPoint.dataCubes();
    // assign the 4th datacube
    const datacube = dataCubes[3];

    You could also directly instantiate a DataCube.

    A DataCube can retrieve its Components, ie. its Dimensions, Measures and Attributes:

    const dimensions = await datacube.dimensions();
    const measures = await datacube.measures();
    const attributes = await datacube.attributes();
    const zeitDimension = dimensions[0];
    // const raumDimension = dimensions[1];
    // Again, dimensions, measures and attributes can also be constructed from scratch:
    const raumDimension = new Dimension({
      label: "Raum",
      iri: "https://ld.stadt-zuerich.ch/statistics/property/RAUM"
    const betriebsartDimension = dimensions[2];
    const geschlechtDimension = dimensions[3];
    const beschaeftigteMeasure = measures[0];
    const quelleAttribute = attributes[0];
    const glossarAttribute = attributes[1];
    const erwarteteAktualisierungAttribute = attributes[4];
    const korrekturAttribute = attributes[5];

    This setup is quite exhaustive, in many situations you won't want to create all of these or get all of these and rely on this lib to properly guess what to query.

    const query = datacube
      // .select({}) takes binding names as keys and Component (Dimension/Attribute/Measure) as values
        betriebsart: betriebsartDimension,
        geschlecht: geschlechtDimension,
        raum: raumDimension,
        zeit: zeitDimension,
        bep: beschaeftigteMeasure.avg(),
        // include some extra attributes, not all of them
        quelle: quelleAttribute,
        glossar: glossarAttribute,
        erwarteteAktualisierung: erwarteteAktualisierungAttribute,
        korrektur: korrekturAttribute,
      .having(({ bep }) => bep.gte(10000))

    Now that we built a query, we can generate SPARQL out of it:

    const sparql = await query.toSparql();

    Or execute the SPARQL query against the SPARQL endpoint:

    const results = await query.execute();


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