Command line tool for uploading data to CartoDB
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cartodb-tools

Command line tool to import and show details about data in your CartoDB account.

Installation

gem install cartodb-tools

Configuration

Configuration of your API credentials and server can either be done with a .cartodbrc file in your $HOME directory, or by using environment variables. The .cartodbrc file is a YAML file that contains your account information.

Here is a sample .cartodbrc file:

host: 'https://username.cartodb.com'
oauth_key: 'YOUR AUTH KEY'
oauth_secret: 'YOUR AUTH SECRET'
username: 'your username/email'
password: 'your password'

or, for environment variables:

export CARTODB_HOST="https://username.cartodb.com"
export CARTODB_OAUTHKEY="YOUR AUTH KEY"
export CARTODB_OAUTHSECRET="YOUR AUTH SECRET"
export CARTODB_USERNAME="your username/email"
export CARTODB_PASSWORD="your password"

Note: the environment variables override the settings in the .cartodbrc file. You can define a mix, so just your password can be an environment variable if you like.

Usage

There are 3 supported commands currently, import, ls, and show

cartodb import -t "table_name" -f /path/to/some.csv -g Point

cartodb ls

cartodb show -t table_name

Note: for some reason, the API is not naming the tables properly. This happens on the current cartodb.com hosted version and self-hosted instances.