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The DataDeck - fully featured javascript-only app for managing data and interfacing with CKAN sites.


  1. Copy this directory to the directory of your choice.
  2. Open index.html in a web browser.

Config File

You can overload the main config options by creating your own configlocal.js app/ directory and setting relevant options (copy and paste from template).

CKAN Server Config

The 'editing' features in this javascript app require the ability to make remote cross-site POST and PUT requests to the CKAN server. For this to work you will need to have CORS-enabled your CKAN site.

Here's how to do this on Apache:

Header always set Access-Control-Allow-Origin "*"
Header always set Access-Control-Allow-Methods "POST, PUT, GET, OPTIONS"
Header always set Access-Control-Allow-Headers "X-CKAN-API-KEY"

# Respond to all OPTIONS requests with 200 OK
# This could be done in the webapp
# This is need for pre-flighted requests (POSTs/PUTs)
RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ $1 [R=200,L]


The following features are supported so far:

  1. Search and rendering of search results
  2. Inline editing of packages (with an API key)
  3. Adding packages
  4. Switching between different CKAN instances during use

The following features are planned:

  • Editing Dataset relationships
  • Embeddable widget on websites to show latest changes


  • Testing - QUnit + Sinon.js (DONE)
  • Search (DONE)
  • Create a Dataset (DONE)
  • Edit a Dataset - Full and Inline (DONE)
  • Quick Add Resources to Dataset
  • Inline edit of tags
  • Geolocate (and display)
  • Update multiple packages at once
  • Editing Dataset relationships