[datahub-discuss] Fwd: Merging {br, cz, ie, it, no}.ckan.net into datahub.io and shutting them down

Rufus Pollock rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Fri Nov 14 19:55:03 UTC 2014

On 14 November 2014 12:27, Augusto Herrmann <augusto at okfn.org.br> wrote:

> Hi,
> migration of br.ckan.net to datahub.io is almost done.
> br.ckan.net has 44 datasets visible through the API, 29 of which are
> visible on the UI [1], and the rest is hidden - not deleted (why? is it
> just a matter of missing reindex on solr?),

Not sure - but I guess we soon won't have to worry :-)

> After filtering out 8 empty visible datasets, we're left with 20 on the OK
> Brasil organization [2]. You may notice 29-8=21 so one is missing, which is
> 'cambio' [3]. I don't know why but dataset creation fails for this dataset
> using the CKAN API. It has value so I might end up doing it manually. Any
> ideas on how I could make it work via API?

I'm not sure - what is the error message you are getting?

> If anyone's interested, I've been doing this using this high-level CKAN
> client library [4], as I thought it would be easier to let it handle for me
> the differences in metadata schema and API versions. However, it's in early
> development and still have some quirks. Despite this, it's still easy to
> use and do lots of things with just a few lines of code (so few I didn't
> even bother commiting it to a code repository). I might write a blog post
> describing the experience, if you think it would be useful.

Could you "gist" your code? And a blog post would be fantastic.

I also note we still need to migrate:


Would you be up for helping do these now that you have a working script? I
could take care of setting up organizations for them and making you a
member (temporarily).

Also anyone else who would like to help would be very welcome!


I note we also

> [1] http://br.ckan.net/dataset
> [2] http://datahub.io/organization/open-knowledge-brasil
> [3] http://br.ckan.net/dataset/cambio
> [4] https://pypi.python.org/pypi/ckan-api-client/0.1-beta5
> Best regards,
> Augusto Herrmann
> On Fri, Oct 3, 2014 at 4:49 PM, Augusto Herrmann <augusto at okfn.org.br>
> wrote:
>> Hi, Rufus,
>> as we previously discussed, I totally agree on moving the datasets on
>> br.ckan.net to datahub.io.
>> I just haven't got the time to write the migration scripts yet, but I
>> think that by the end of October I'll probably have been able to.
>> Best regards,
>> Augusto Herrmann
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