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With this extension enabled, the manage view for organizations is provided with the additional tab Within the tab organization admins can specify synchronization options that will apply for that organization.

Supported versions

CKAN version 2.4 or greater (including 2.7).

All versions support celery backend, but version 2.7 will use RQ. There are no changes required to use new backend - just start it using:

paster --plugin=ckan jobs worker -c /config.ini

instead of:

paster --plugin=ckan celeryd run -c /config.ini

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To install ckanext-datadotworld:

  1. Activate your CKAN virtual environment, for example:

    . /usr/lib/ckan/default/bin/activate
  2. If you already have an older version of this extension, remove it first:

    pip uninstall -y ckanext-datadotworld

    Install the ckanext-datadotworld Python package into your virtual environment:

    pip install git+
  3. Add datadotworld to the ckan.plugins setting in your CKAN config file (by default the config file is located at /etc/ckan/default/production.ini).

  4. Create DB tables:

    paster --plugin=ckanext-datadotworld datadotworld init -c /config.ini
    paster --plugin=ckanext-datadotworld datadotworld upgrade -c /config.ini
  5. Start celery daemon either with suprevisor or using paster:

    paster --plugin=ckan celeryd run -c /config.ini

Config Settings

Attempts to push failed datasets can be scheduled by adding the following line to cron:

* 8 * * * paster --plugin=ckanext-datadotworld datadotworld push_failed -c /config.ini

A similar solution enables syncronization with remote (i.e. not uploaded) resources with

* 8 * * * paster --plugin=ckanext-datadotworld datadotworld sync_resources -c /config.ini

Delay option

There is a 1 second delay configured by default. This delay period can be controlled by modifying the "ckan.datadotworld.request_delay" configuration variable within the CKAN ini file.

For example:

ckan.datadotworld.request_delay = 1

To ensure that the delay will work correctly, you also need to configure Celery to work in single thread mode. To do this, add the following flag to the Celery start command:


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Template snippets

In order to add banner on dataset page(currently it seats at the top of package_resources block) you may add next snippet to template with datadotworld_extras variable that contains object(model) with currently viewed package's datadotworld extras and org_id - owner organization of viewed packaged:

{% snippet 'snippets/datadotworld/banner.html', org_id=pkg.owner_org, datadotworld_extras=c.pkg.datadotworld_extras %}

Sidebar label may be added by placing next snippet to your template(org_id is ID of viewed organization):

{% snippet 'snippets/datadotworld/label.html', %}

Development Installation

To install ckanext-datadotworld for development, activate your CKAN virtualenv and do the following:

git clone
cd ckanext-datadotworld
python develop
paster datadotworld init -c /config.ini

Running the Tests

Make sure you follow the CKAN testing guide ( To run the tests, do the following:

nosetests --ckan --nologcapture --with-pylons=test.ini

To run the tests and produce a coverage report, first make sure you have coverage installed in your virtualenv (pip install coverage) then run:

nosetests --ckan --nologcapture --with-pylons=test.ini --with-coverage --cover-package=ckanext.datadotworld --cover-inclusive --cover-erase --cover-tests