Save as Data Package Excel plug-in


Most open data is published as CSV, much of it being sourced from Microsoft Excel.

What if, using Excel, you could use a Save as Data Package feature to create a web friendly CSV file and an associated DataPackage.json file?

Would this be a useful contribution to the Frictionless Data project?

I roughed out the general concept here with the intent to provide a offline tool to use before publishing the data to the web.

Would this mesh in with other work such as integrating data packages into CKAN (see Card 160 on the roadmap)?


I forgot I previously mentioned this idea on GitHub


It seems using DataPackagist in an offline mode may be an alternative to creating an Excel plug-in.