[ckan-dev] Passing package metadata as URL arguments

Ian Ward ian at excess.org
Tue Aug 29 17:54:30 UTC 2017

This isn't built in to CKAN but you can create this effect by overriding
the form template in an extension and using e.g. request.GET.title as the
default value for title when there's no data for the form.

On Tue, Aug 29, 2017 at 1:30 PM, Ted Strauss <ted.strauss at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi CKAN Dev:
> I have use-case where I'd like to give users a head start on populating
> the fields for a new dataset or a new resource. Passing the values through
> the URL is a flexible way to do this.
> For example this URL
> https://my.ckan.org/dataset/new?title='the title'&author=johndoe
> would copy the title and author values directly into the corresponding
> fields on the new dataset page.
> Does CKAN support this, or has that been tried before?
> Thanks
> Ted
> Ted Strauss / Manager, Data Resources
> McConnell Brain Imaging Centre / Montreal Neurological Institute
> McGill University
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