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CKAN Monthly Live

Jan 17, 2024, 7:34:55 AMJan 17
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Explore TableDesigner for CKAN, a game-changing tool for data management.

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The countdown has begun! We are just 30 minutes away from an educational and transformative experience with CKAN Monthly Live! It's an opportunity for those interested in data management innovations to gather and explore the latest advancements. Ian Ward & Patrick Little from the open.canada.ca at Government of Canada will be showcasing TableDesigner, a game-changing tool for data management in CKAN. Discover how to create custom data schemas, utilize auto-generated Excel templates, and manage data more efficiently in CKAN! Read more about the event HERE.

🌟 About TableDesigner

TableDesigner is an innovative new feature for CKAN developed by Government of Canada, designed to enhance data management. It revolutionizes the traditional data dictionary into a dynamic schema creation tool, introduces user-friendly Excel forms for data input, and incorporates audit features for tracking data modifications. Focused on ease in editing, validation, and deletion, it offers extensive customizability to meet diverse data needs, marking a significant step in efficient and reliable data governance.

💎 Key Features of TableDesigner:

  • Custom Data Schemas: Supports partial updates for regularly updated reference data.

  • Interactive Schema Building: Users can create schemas using various tools including Excel templates, web forms, or APIs.

  • Datastore Extension and PostgreSQL Backend: TableDesigner integrates seamlessly for robust data handling.

  • Individual Resource Level Design: Moves beyond JSON/YAML schemas, enabling user-designed data schemas at the resource level.

  • Enhanced Data Dictionary Form: Includes new fields for input validation and resource creation.

  • Excel Templates for Data Input: Provides interactive feedback, error highlighting, and reference information.

  • Web Forms: Simplifies creating and editing small numbers of records directly on the website.

🎯 What Awaits You

💡 In his presentation, Ian and Patrick will cover:

  • Using TableDesigner to build a custom data schema

  • Inserting/updating/deleting data with a web form and Excel

  • Extending TableDesigner column types and constraints

🧑 Why Should You Attend?

This webinar is essential for anyone involved in data management, offering insights into using TableDesigner effectively. Learn about:

  • How to leverage TableDesigner for efficient, dynamic data management

  • Strategies for creating and updating data schemas interactively

  • Techniques for using Excel templates, web forms, and APIs for data manipulation

  • Insights into TableDesigner's integration as a core extension in CKAN

🕒 Time is of the Essence

We are almost there - 30 minutes to go before we take this enlightening journey. Don't miss your chance to partake in this unique learning experience that promises to empower you with actionable insights.

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💻 How to Join

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We’re happy to welcome:

Ian Ward
CKAN Tech Team Lead at CKAN Project & Software Developer for open.canada.ca at Government of Canada
Python and Open Source software developer with 10+ years of CKAN experience

Patrick Little
Data Analytics Lead for open.canada.ca at Government of Canada
Working at the intersection of tech and business to support all things Open Data within the Government of Canada

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