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Provide visualization dashboards on CKAN using WireCloud

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CKAN WireCloud dashboards

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CKAN view extension for the creation and display of resource data visualization dashboards through WireCloud embbeded dashboards.

With this extension you can create a view for a resource using WireCloud. You can set the view to load an existing dashboard or create a custom dashboard from the view form.


You need the Oauth2 extension for CKAN in order to make this extension work.


To install ckanext-wirecloud_view:

  1. Activate your CKAN virtual environment, for example:

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

    pip install ckanext-wirecloud_view
  3. Add wirecloud_view to the ckan.plugins setting in your CKAN config file (e.g. /etc/ckan/default/production.ini).

  4. Add proper values for the ckan.wirecloud_view.url and ckan.wirecloud_view.editor_dashboard settings in your CKAN config file:

    # URL of the WireCloud instance to use for creating the dashboards
    ckan.wirecloud_view.url =
    # ID of the dashboard/workspace to use for creating new visualization dashboards
    ckan.wirecloud_view.editor_dashboard = wirecloud/ckan-editor
  5. Restart CKAN. For example if you've deployed CKAN with Apache:

    sudo service apache2 graceful

Development Installation

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

git clone
cd ckanext-wirecloud_view
python develop

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