[openspending-dev] Data upload failed

Friedrich Lindenberg friedrich.lindenberg at okfn.org
Sat Feb 4 23:24:44 UTC 2012

Hey Gregor,

thanks for trying this but I'm not sure we want to support this - I've
actually limited the set of things messytables will do in OpenSpending
intentionally because I think that when data is handed to OS, it
should already be formatted properly (which includes using actual

I'll soon have to do a lot of fixes against messytables for the DGU
spend, but suspect enabling all this in OpenSpending may actually lead
to more ambiguity than just having a clear rule

What do you think?

 - Friedrich

On Sat, Feb 4, 2012 at 6:42 PM, Gregor Aisch <gregor.aisch at okfn.org> wrote:
> Tried to upload some spending data to openspending to find out that the
> automated CSV recognition failed to detect the tab-separated table..
> Seems to be a bug in messytables so I added a new issue. Who's maintaining
> that package?
> https://github.com/okfn/messytables/issues/3
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