Frequently Asked Questions

  ADA/508 friendly site


American FactFinder: How do I save or e-mail a link to a table or a map?

Below are directions to either save the table or map as a bookmark, send a link to the table or map, or to save the query on your computer.

Save the Table or Map as a Bookmark or Favorite

  • In American FactFinder, click on the Bookmark button in the Actions toolbar above your table or map. 
  • Click “CREATE BOOKMARK” in the dialog box. 
  • Choose the name and folder location for your bookmark. (The dialog box options may vary depending on the web browser you are using.) 
  • Click “Add”. 
  • The bookmark should be added to your browser's bookmark list.

Send a Link to the Table or Map.

  • Next to the "Create a Bookmark" button is a link that can be copied and pasted into a document or e-mail.  
  • To copy this link, right click on it and then click "copy."  
  • Open the e-mail or document where you want to  paste the link and right-click.  
  • Click "paste" and the link will appear.
  • When someone clicks the link, the table or map will open.

In Some Cases the Bookmark Option is Not Available

When a table has been modified or the bookmark link is too long or complex, the bookmark options are not available.  Instead, you will need to save your query.  The Save Query function saves the same information that a bookmark saves, but saves it in a separate file (with an .aff extension) on your computer. You can load the file into AFF  to recreate the table or map, or you can e-mail the file to someone.

To Save a Query:

  • Click Bookmark then click Save Query.
  • Save the File.
  • The query is saved to your computer as an .aff file.

To Load a Query

  • From the American FactFinder Main Page, click “Main” on the navigation bar.
  • Click the Load Query button. 
  • A Pop-up window allows you to load the saved table.
  • Click Browse to search for the saved file.
  • Locate the file and click OK to display the table.


Was this answer helpful?