[ckan-discuss] New field "Source" in v2.2

Pieter Colpaert pieter.colpaert at okfn.org
Sun Feb 23 21:35:52 UTC 2014

Hi Aaron,

I think the "source" is coming from the dcterms vocabulary:

A related resource from which the described resource is derived.

You can thus optionally add a URL to the source where you can download 
the original dataset, if the current one is derived from it. For 
harvesters this is also extremely interesting as harvesters 
automatically add the source description page of this dataset in another 

Hope this helps,


On 2014-02-23 22:25, Aaron McGlinchy wrote:
> Hi, I've just noticed that a new field called Source (as well as another called Version) have appeared since we updated to v2.2
> I'm very confused as to what source means.  The example shown in the entry box is http://example.com/dataset.json, however if I had (at the "add data" stage) linked to a file held in an external (to my CKAN) location then wouldn't the link = Source, and if I had upload a file to CKAN from a local drive, then source also seems redundant.
> What is the purpose of Source?  Am I missing something?
> Thanks
> Aaron
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