Updates including Gateway Monitoring and Editable Metadata for data.json Connector (April 12, 2021)

Recovery Insights

New Data Partners

Tyler Recovery Insights now includes Affinity Data Premium package, which allows users to track and analyze consumer spending changes, a critical signal of economic activity. This detailed data is particularly useful for state and local government executives and economic development leaders who need to evaluate the effectiveness of policies, and promote equity by pinpointing and prioritizing the most affected neighborhoods and industries. This data is granular in terms of its ability to be broken down by census tract (neighborhood level), by industry (26 Merchant Category Codes), and through time (data is aggregated weekly and refreshed weekly). Explore the data as a metric within your Recovery Insights dashboard and intuitively track consumer activity over time, broken down by industry, and geographically at the census tract level. For further analysis, the data is available for export as well as joining by merchant category codes and census tract IDs.

This new package joins the Womply Data Premium package. Together, the Affinity Data Premium and Womply Data Premium package give state and local government policy-makers a nuanced understanding of the recovery of their small business ecosystems.

Learn more about Recovery Insights: http://tylertech.com/recovery

General Platform Updates

Gateway Monitoring 

Socrata users already configure automated dataset updates with Socrata Gateway and Schedule from URL features. Now the monitoring of these updates is just as effortless! Our existing Notifications & Alerts feature has been enhanced with new notification options: scheduled update failures, scheduled update successes, and Gateway Agent activity. Most scheduled automation failures can be attributed to a handful of common causes, so these types of failures will be accompanied by a descriptive error message to aid in troubleshooting. Finally, in addition to monitoring their own assets or agents, roled users can also choose to subscribe to domain-wide notifications. The individual notifications themselves will be distributed according to the user’s permission on that given schedule or agent.

Please see this support article for more details: Gateway and Schedule Monitoring

Attachment Re-ordering for datasets 

Metadata management for datasets now includes the option to modify the order in which dataset attachments appear on the primer page. Previously, asset attachments would be listed in the order that they were uploaded, so ordering multiple attachments on a single dataset required uploading them in a specific order. Now, you can simply open the Edit Metadata tool on a dataset and use the new drag-and-drop feature to rearrange attachments in your preferred order, at any time.

Editable Metadata for data.json Federated Datasets

Users are now able to decide how their metadata is managed for data.json federated assets! Metadata management is critical to an effective data governance strategy, allowing users to maximize the value of their data. Until now users were required to rely on the federation to provide the metadata and subsequent updates from the source dataset. With this change, users can choose which metadata fields are updated by the source and which they would like to define themselves. This guarantees data.json federated assets align with your domain’s metadata policies and best practices, thus creating a more cohesive asset management experience.

Things to know:

  • Users have the option to define both the fixed and custom metadata on data.json federated assets with the exception of Common Core metadata. Common Core metadata will always rely on updates from the source.

  • Once users make changes to the metadata they will always have the option to go back to relying on the source for updates. Instructions can be found in this support article.


Curious about other areas of the platform? Visit our Performance or SCGC release notes for more! Or give us a shout at socrata-support@tylertech.com with questions or ideas.

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