With this extension enabled, the manage view for organizations is provided with the additional tab Within the tab organization admins can specify syncronization 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 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. 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 datadotworld init -c /config.ini
    paster datadotworld upgrade -c /config.ini
  5. Start celery daemon either with suprevisor or using paster:

    paster 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

Development Installation

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

git clone
cd ckanext-datadotworld
python develop
pip install -r dev-requirements.txt
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

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