The data content type allows you to share data and create graphs and charts that display data and statistics using the High Charts/EasyChart integration.

When to Use

Use this content type specifically for sharing data collections. You can also create visual representations of data in graphs and charts.

When to Avoid

  • Avoid using the data content type to share policy & guidance, TTA, or reports ABOUT data.  
  • Avoid using this content type if your intention is to present data with text and visuals in an infographic.  There is a separate content type dedicated to infographics.


  • First, decide  if you want to embed an existing chart or create one using EasyChart, you cannot change course midway. You will need to start over if you decide to embed a chart, if you initially began to build one using EasyChart. 
  • When embedding data visuals created in tools like Tableau or ArcGIS, you must select the Full HTML view and copy and paste code using the Source view in the WYSIWYG for it to display properly.
  • Include a link to data source(s) or upload data source files for embedded charts.
  • When building out visual display using Easy Chart, make sure the chart data is entered properly. The options for inputting data are: Past CSV, upload CSV, URL CSV and Data table.

Data Components

This is a live, front-end view of the Data content type with an embedded data visualization from Tableau.


Editing Screen

Fields with an asterisk (*) are required. Only fields populated with content will be visible on the front end.

  1. Title*Enter a descriptive title for the Data content--use  keywords in the title for better SEO.
  2. Permalink*: The permalink will generate automatically when the title is entered the first time. It may be adjusted. It will not automatically update when the page title is changed. This is the URL for the page.
  3. Subtitle: Enter a subtitle for the data chart, if applicable.  This text will appear beneath the title.
  4. Summary*: Provide a brief, but detailed  description to contextualize the data being displayed. This will appear in search results.
  5. Office Information*: Select the relevant office and editorial group from the drop-down menus. Enter the  required *publication date.

6. Body:  In this field, you can provide longer form information about the data being shared.  

7. Type of Chart*: Select the type of chart you want to create from the drop-down menu.

8. Taxonomy*: Select the relevant terms from the drop down menus to properly tag the data charts on the back-end and to help users filter on the site: Audiences, *ACF Issues, Programs and Program Topics. ACF Issues taxonomy is required for publishing.

9. Resource Library Items: Use these items to upload thumbnail images, related resources or files by selecting from the respective drop-down menus.

10. Save/Preview/Delete*: Use these buttons to save, preview, or delete to modify content. Always save before previewing changes.