[ckan-discuss] Vocabularies and management of Tags

Sean Hammond sean.hammond at okfn.org
Mon Aug 26 13:00:20 BST 2013

> When uploading a dataset a user can pick tags from a pre-loaded
> vocabulary, or they can add their own (which then get included in
> future autocomplete suggestions, I presume for all users?).


> Over time it is possible that some similar tags might get added by a
> user not picking a suitable tag from the list (autocomplete popup),
> but just typing and entering quickly e.g. vocabulary might include
> rabbit, but the user types rabbits.  Is there a facility for the
> Sysadmin to periodically tidy up the tags used - so in this case
> globally change all occurrences of rabbits to rabbit and remove
> rabbits from the autocomplete suggestions?

There's no special interface for doing this, but I think you could clean
up tags using the CKAN API, and you could write an API client to make
the process as easy as possible.

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