Installing Extensions

Paul R. Pival edited this page Dec 14, 2017 · 11 revisions

How to install extensions.

This is applicable to version 2.0 and later only.

Step 1. In OpenRefine's front page ( ), click Browse workspace directory at the bottom of the project list. This should open up the workspace directory in your system's file browser.

  • If you're running OpenRefine on a Linux server, the workspace directory should be at ~/.local/share/openrefine/(OpenRefine 2.6 and above) or ~/.local/share/google/refine/(OpenRefine 2.5 and below).

Step 2. In the workspace directory, create a sub-directory called "extensions" if there isn't one already.

Step 3. Shut down OpenRefine.

Step 4. Download the extension .zip file and unzip it to a sub-directory under the "extensions" directory that you have just created.

Step 5. Start OpenRefine up again.

Note: Read the documentation in the extension's folder to determine if the extension is supposed to appear in the upper right of your working window next to the "Extensions:" label, or if it works through the use of drop-downs or added functions within GREL. Some extensions are more visible than others upon installation.

Note: In Windows you can choose to install extensions within the directory in which you have installed Refine itself. ../OpenRefine/webapp/extensions. This may be easier to find, but may not keep extensions installed if you add a different version of OpenRefine to your system.

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