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frictionless-ckan-mapper

A library for mapping CKAN metadata <=> Frictionless metadata.

The library has zero dependencies (not even on Data Package libs). You can use it directly or use it for inspiration. Detailed outline of the algorithm is in the docs or you can read the code.

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Installation#

  • Python: install Python. The library is compatible with both Python 2.7+ and Python 3.3+.
pip install frictionless-ckan-mapper

Note: The package is installed as frictionless-ckan-mapper and then imported as frictionless_ckan_mapper.

Getting started#

CKAN => Frictionless#

# get a CKAN metadata item
ckan_dataset = {
"name": "my-dataset",
"title": "My awesome dataset",
"url": "http://www.example.com/data.csv"
}
# or load from an API e.g.
# ckan_dataset = json.load(urllib.urlopen(
# https://demo.ckan.org/api/3/package_show?id=my_dataset
# ))
from frictionless_ckan_mapper import ckan_to_frictionless as converter
# convert to frictionless
frictionless_package = converter.dataset(ckan_dict)
print(frictionless_package)

Frictionless => CKAN#

frictionless = {
'name': "f11s-dataset",
'path': "https://datahub.io/data.csv"
}
from frictionless_ckan_mapper import frictionless_to_ckan as f2c
ckanout = f2c.dataset(frictionless)
print(ckanout)

Reference#

This package contains two modules:

  • frictionless_to_ckan
  • ckan_to_frictionless

You can import them directly like so:

from frictionless_ckan_mapper import ckan_to_frictionless
from frictionless_ckan_mapper import frictionless_to_ckan

ckan_to_frictionless#

resource(ckandict)#

from frictionless_ckan_mapper import ckan_to_frictionless as converter
# ... Some code with a CKAN dictionary ...
output_frictionless_dict = converter.resource(ckan_dictionary)

dataset(ckandict)#

from frictionless_ckan_mapper import ckan_to_frictionless as converter
# ... Some code with a CKAN dictionary ...
output_frictionless_dict = converter.dataset(ckan_dictionary)

frictionless_to_ckan#

resource(fddict)#

from frictionless_ckan_mapper import frictionless_to_ckan as converter
# ... Some code with a Frictionless dictionary ...
output_ckan_dict = converter.resource(frictionless_dictionary)

package(fddict)#

from frictionless_ckan_mapper import frictionless_to_ckan as converter
# ... Some code with a Frictionless dictionary ...
output_ckan_dict = converter.package(frictionless_dictionary)

Design#

Frictionless <=> CKAN
--------------------------------------
Data Package <=> Package (Dataset)
Data Resource <=> Resource
Table Schema <=> Data Dictionary?? (datastore resources can have schemas)

CKAN reference#

Summary:

classDiagram
class Package
class Resource
class DataDictionary
Package *-- Resource
Resource o-- DataDictionary

mermaid-diagram-20200703112520

Source for CKAN metadata structure:

Algorithm: CKAN => Frictionless#

See the code in frictionless_ckan_mapper/ckan_to_frictionless.py

Algorithm: Frictionless => CKAN#

See the code in frictionless_ckan_mapper/frictionless_to_ckan.py

Developers#

Install the source#

  • Clone the repo:

    git clone https://github.com/frictionlessdata/frictionless-ckan-mapper.git
  • And install it with pip:

    pip install -e .

Run the tests#

Use the excellent pytest suite as follows:

pytest tests

To test under both Python 2 and Python 3 environments, we use tox. You can run the following command:

make test

Note: Make sure that the necessary Python versions are in your environment PATH (Python 2.7 and Python 3.6).

Building and publishing the package#

To see a list of available commands from the Makefile, execute:

make list

Build the distribution package locally for testing purposes#

If a previous build exists, make sure to also remove it before building again:

make distclean

Then:

make dist

Alternatively, this command will accomplish the same to build packages for both Python 2 and Python 3:

python setup.py sdist bdist_wheel --universal

Test the package at test.pypi.org#

python -m twine upload --repository testpypi dist/*

The package will be publicly available at https://test.pypi.org/project/frictionless-ckan-mapper/ and you will be able to pip install it as usual.

Tag a new Git release and publish to the official PyPi#

Make sure to update the version of the package in the file frictionless_ckan_mapper/VERSION. Then:

make release

You can quickly review the version to release with make version, which will print the current version stored in VERSION.

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