Heads Up! The ability to modify a dataset requires special permissions.
For the tightest possible integration between your source system and your Socrata platform, you’ll want to integrate directly with the SODA Producer API.
Three distinct write methods are available via this RESTful API:
To ensure the security of your updates, all write requests to the SODA Producer API should be:
Since these are standard functionalities provided by nearly all HTTP libraries, authentication is easy to set up in almost every popular contemporary programming language.
One of the most important concepts to establish before you get started with the SODA Producer API is that of dataset row identifiers. Row identifiers allow both consumers and publishers to uniquely identify individual rows within your dataset, and they allow Socrata to intelligently update your dataset based on those row identifiers.