Guide to Publishing Data

This support article will describe how Socrata’s publishing solution works along with tutorials on best practices to format data files prior to importing them to the platform and publishing them.

How publishing workflow works

  • Using The New Import Experience - A guide to using Socrata's new web-based importing tool!
  • Understanding User Roles - the ability to import data to a Socrata data portal depends on the site, a user’s site role and their permissions. This article will describe the roles and permissions needed to make changes to a dataset.  

Importing data

  • Importing, Data Types and You! - find out what file types are allowed on import (csv, Excel, etc.) and what data types (plain text, numeric, money, etc.) are supported before and after import.
  • Datasync - everything you need to know about Datasync, Socrata's free publishing tool for automating and uploading data.  
  • Importing FAQ

Editing dataset content

Editing the dataset schema

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