[ckan-discuss] API and Tag management

Aaron McGlinchy McGlinchyA at landcareresearch.co.nz
Thu Sep 26 05:06:51 BST 2013

Following Seans advice about being able to delete tags using the CKAN API, I have just begun learning about using the API (please forgive me as I'm a complete novice in this area) .

I am working on my Windows Desktop and have got HTTPie installed and working, I can make successful API requests from the windows cmd line such as
http http://demo.ckan.org/api/3/action/group_list id=data-explorer

(as referenced at : http://docs.ckan.org/en/ckan-2.1/api.html)

I have also got Python 3.3.2 installed, though I have come across problems trying the example python code at the above documentation page : seems to have been changes to python with regards to urllib and urllib2 amongst other issues. So I have not been able to get the examples to work as yet.

This page references deleting tags: http://docs.ckan.org/en/ckan-2.0.2/ckan.logic.action.delete.html

Is it possible to execute these action.delete commands with the setup I have?



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Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2013 14:00:20 +0200

From: Sean Hammond <sean.hammond at okfn.org<mailto:sean.hammond at okfn.org>>

Subject: Re: [ckan-discuss] Vocabularies and management of Tags

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> 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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