A major new feature in the DataHub is good news for data wranglers. The DataStore allows users to store and load structured data into a database, where it can be queried, filtered, or accessed from other programs via a rich data API.

The API is also used by CKAN’s inbuilt Recline Data Explorer, giving in-page previews of the data with full text search, filtering, sorting and graphing, as in the screenshots below:

[IMG: Sorting]
[IMG: Graph]

These new DataHub capabilities are powered by the recently enhanced DataStore and Data API functionality of our open-source CKAN data management system, which as well as powering the DataHub runs many other data portals including data.gov.uk.

An introduction to the DataStore and Data API

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Rufus Pollock is Founder and President of Open Knowledge.