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An extension for storing file with Apache Jena

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ckanext-jena - Semantic data management extension

ckanext-jena is an extension for enabling the semantic aspect of CKAN with Apache Jena.

This extension provides an ability to let users store a certain semantic resource (e.g. rdf, ttl, owl) in Apache Jena and perform SPARQL semantic queries.


  • Apache Jena and Fuseki server need to be running.

  • jena_search_sparql api can be called with resource_id and q parameters for semantic queries.


This extension was developed and tested under CKAN-2.7.3 and Apache Jena-3.9.0


To install ckanext-jena:

  1. Activate your CKAN virtual environment, for example:

    . /usr/lib/ckan/default/bin/activate
  2. Install the ckanext-jena Python package into your virtual environment:

    pip install ckanext-jena
  3. Add jena setting in your CKAN config file (by default the config file is located at /etc/ckan/default/production.ini) as follows:

    ckan.plugins = jena <other-plugins>
    ckan.jena.fuseki.url =
    ckan.jena.fuseki.username = admin
    ckan.jena.fuseki.password = admin
  4. Restart CKAN. For example if you’ve deployed CKAN with Apache on Ubuntu:

    sudo service apache2 reload

Development Installation

To install ckanext-jena for development, activate your CKAN virtualenv and do:

git clone
cd ckanext-jena
python develop
pip install -r dev-requirements.txt

Running the Tests

To run the tests, do:

nosetests --nologcapture --with-pylons=test.ini

To run the tests and produce a coverage report, first make sure you have coverage installed in your virtualenv (pip install coverage) then run:

nosetests --nologcapture --with-pylons=test.ini --with-coverage --cover-package=ckanext.jena --cover-inclusive --cover-erase --cover-tests

Registering ckanext-jena on PyPI

ckanext-jena should be available on PyPI as If that link doesn’t work, then you can register the project on PyPI for the first time by following these steps:

  1. Create a source distribution of the project:

    python sdist
  2. Register the project:

    python register
  3. Upload the source distribution to PyPI:

    python sdist upload
  4. Tag the first release of the project on GitHub with the version number from the file. For example if the version number in is 0.0.1 then do:

    git tag 0.0.1
    git push --tags


This work was supported by Institute for Information & communications Technology Promotion (IITP) grant funded by the Korea government (MSIT) (No.2017-00253, Development of an Advanced Open Data Distribution Platform based on International Standards)

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