How to see, search, and sort visualization in your archive

Creating charts is one challenge; organizing them is another one. Especially if you work as part of a team or create multiple charts per week, you need a good overview of your ever-extending chart portfolio. You can find this overview when you click on Archive in the upper-right. If you’re already logged in, here's a direct link

The following article helps you find your Datawrapper visualizations in the archive. You'll learn how to display them and additional information, and how to search for them and sort them. 

How can I get an overview of my visualizations?
How can I view additional information about my visualizations?
How can I search for visualizations?
How can I sort my visualizations?

πŸ‘‰ Learn how to  move, duplicate, and delete visualizations in this Academy article.
πŸ‘‰ Learn how to create,  move, duplicate, rename, or delete folders in this Academy article.
πŸ‘‰ For ideas on how to better organize lots of visualizations (e.g. with templates or by mirroring your process), visit this Academy article.

How can I get an overview of my visualizations?

The archive offers two ways of showing your visualization: Grid view and list view. You can switch between these two modes in the upper right:

  • Grid view lets you see big previews/thumbnails of your visualizations. 
  • List view shows you only a very small thumbnail, but gives more space for the title and extra information – like the publish date, author, custom theme used, last edit date, visualization type, or output locale

How can I view additional information about my visualizations?

The grid view shows you a preview, the title, and the last edit date. You can also display the output locale by clicking on View and then selecting that one. In list view, you can also display the last publish date, the creation date, the vis type, locale, author, theme, and ID.

If you have a  custom field enabled, you can also choose to display it in both grid and list view. Learn more in this Academy article.

In list view, you can hover over the preview to show a bigger preview. The other data points in each row also show additional information, like the full publish date, or the name of a visualization type. 

In the top-right, you'll find a powerful search. No matter in which folder you currently are, it searches across all charts, maps, and tables you have access to: your team charts and your personal charts.

To search, type in your search term and hit Enter.

Here's some tips for using the archive search: 

  • The search will find all visualizations that contain the search term in its title, description, notes, aria description, ID, and custom fields. Datawrapper won't search through annotations, tooltips, byline, and the underlying data of your visualizations.
  • Search terms don't have to be complete: A search for Olym will find visualizations that contain the word Olympics.
  • Our search supports Boolean searches: By searching for e.g. Corona -Germany, our search will find all visualizations that include the word Corona except the ones that include the word Germany.
  • If you put search terms in quotes (e.g. "US election"), the search will only find visualizations that contain the full phrase in that order.

How can I sort my visualizations?

By default, your charts are sorted by last edit date in both the grid and the list view – but you can sort by a lot of different parameters:

  • Last edit date: The last time someone was actively working on this chart.
  • Publish date: The date when someone (re-)published the visualization for the last time.
  • Creation date: The date when the visualization was created .
  • Visualization type: Groups all charts together that share a common visualization types.
  • Author: Alphabetically by name. Great option when you're part of a team and you quickly want to find the visualizations that you (or a coworker of yours) created.
  • Theme: The custom theme your visualization uses. Only useful if your team uses different custom themes (e.g. one for print and one for web).
  • Output locale: Groups all charts together that have the same "language" – e.g. en-GB, en-US, or de-CH. 
  • ID: The ID of your visualization that you will also find as part of your URL when editing or sharing a visualization. For example, the ID of the chart is "3Jz13".
  • Title: Alphabetically by visualization title.

To sort by any of these, click on Sorted by in the upper right, then select what you want to sort by and in which order:

You can also click on the little arrow on the Sorted by button to change the direction of order (e.g. A-Z or Z-A, or from low to high numbers). 

In list view, you can click directly on the column headers to sort by this column and to change the sorting order: