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Data APIs

Access resource data via a web API with powerful query support. Further information in the main CKAN Data API and DataStore documentation.

  • The Data API can be accessed via the following actions of the CKAN action API.



    Update / Insert




    Query (via SQL)


  • Query example (first 5 results)


    Query example (results containing 'jones')


    Query example (via SQL statement)

    /datastore_search_sql?sql=SELECT * from "884012f0-1192-4ccf-974b-26c34392a78c" WHERE title LIKE 'jones'

  • A simple ajax (JSONP) request to the data API using jQuery.

        var data = {
            resource_id: '884012f0-1192-4ccf-974b-26c34392a78c', // the resource id
            limit: 5, // get 5 results
            q: 'jones' // query for 'jones'
            url: '/datastore_search',
            data: data,
            dataType: 'jsonp',
            success: function(data) {
                alert('Total results found: ' +
  •     import urllib
        url = '/datastore_search?resource_id=884012f0-1192-4ccf-974b-26c34392a78c&limit=5&q=title:jones'
        fileobj = urllib.urlopen(url)