A parser for the Virginia State Corporation Commission's business entity records, which are provided as a single, enormous fixed-width file. Named for Beverley T. Crump, the first member of the State Corporation Commission.
Crump retrieves the current SCC records (updated weekly) and turns them into CSV and JSON. Alternately, it can improve the quality of the data (formatting dates, ZIP codes, replacing internal status codes with human-readable translations, etc.), atomize the data into millions of individual JSON files, or create Elasticsearch-compatible bulk API data.
The most recent copy of the raw SCC data can be found at https://s3.amazonaws.com/virginia-business/current.zip.
usage: crump [-h] [-a] [-i file.txt] [-o output_dir] [-t] [-d] [-e] [-m] optional arguments: -h, --help show this help message and exit -a, --atomize generate millions of per-record JSON files -i file.txt, --input file.txt raw SCC data (default: cisbemon.txt) -o output_dir, --output output_dir directory for JSON and CSV -t, --transform format properly date, ZIP, etc. fields -d, --download download the data file, if missing -e, --elasticsearch create Elasticsearch bulk API data -m, --map generate Elasticsearch index map
For general purposes,
./crump -td is probably the best way to invoke Crump. This will download the current data file and transform the data to make it adhere to basic data quality norms.
Released under the MIT License.