Is there a way to download the entire dataset directly?


#1

Hi,

I want to do some analysis on the dataset but making API calls endlessly is tiresome.

Is there a way to download the entire dataset ? If not, I could host it for you.

Damien


#2

Yes, there is. What dataset do you want? BTW we are doing a revamp of OpenSpending which will make bulk download better accessible - http://community.openspending.org/next/


#3

Hi,

I’m looking for the whole OpenSpending dataset if possible (and also OpenCorporates if possible, but it’s another story)

Damien


#4

ah ok - remember OpenSpending has a “partitioned” mode where each dataset is separate - there is no “single” table with every transaction.


#5

ok, thanks, looking forward to have access to the partitions


#6

Well right now it will be painful to get you all of them - hence, do you have a specific one you want. Otherwise, if you wait a month or so we should have them once the “next” migration is started.


#7

Maybe to explain a bit more:

  • OpenSpending does not have one consolidate database - that is not how it works
  • Thus you get bulk data per dataset
  • Getting that bulk data per dataset is possible but varies a bit in process depending on how big the dataset is (also normally data is uploaded into OpenSpending from a thirdparty source that is listed on the about page for each dataset)
  • We are doing a migration - http://community.openspending.org/next/ that will make this more consistent and easier - but that won’t be online for around a month or so

#8

Fine, just gonna wait one month, I have other datasets to explore for now