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OpenSpending Loading API
Users can load datasets (or add sources to them) by making a POST request to
https://openspending.org/api/2/new (notice https) with the following url parameters:
- csv_file - A url to the csv file to me imported for the dataset
- metadata - A url to the json file with dataset metadata (name, currency, etc.) and the model. Views can also be defined in this file. Take a look at a sample json file to see how it should be structured (the value for mapping is the model - how the csv file should be cast into dataset dimensions, and the value for dataset is the metadata itself). To gain a better understanding of how to do the mapping, take a look at the corresponding csv file.
Along with these two an api key must be provided in the header of the request. For more details see API Conventions.
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