[ckan-dev] Can users upload data files from a URL?

Serban Teodorescu teodorescu.serban at gmail.com
Tue Jul 3 04:55:38 UTC 2018

The resource will only be accessible through the url you provided.
The file will not be saved in the filestore.
Not sure about datastore though, a more experienced ckan-er might jump in on that.


- Serban

> On 28 Jun 2018, at 19:53, Brian Bonnlander <bonnland at ucar.edu> wrote:
> Hi CKAN developers,
> I've looked at the CKAN API documents and it's not clear what happens when a resource is created from a URL.   Is that linked resource simply a link in CKAN, or can the linked file be imported using the URL?
> I ask because we have users who are currently hosting large data files on external servers, and they would like to avoid the extra step of downloading the files to their local machine before uploading them into CKAN.
> Thanks for your insights,
> --Brian
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