CSM.SodaDotNet 0.10.1

.NET Standard 2.0 .NET Framework 4.5
dotnet add package CSM.SodaDotNet --version 0.10.1
NuGet\Install-Package CSM.SodaDotNet -Version 0.10.1
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="CSM.SodaDotNet" Version="0.10.1" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add CSM.SodaDotNet --version 0.10.1
#r "nuget: CSM.SodaDotNet, 0.10.1"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install CSM.SodaDotNet as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=CSM.SodaDotNet&version=0.10.1

// Install CSM.SodaDotNet as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=CSM.SodaDotNet&version=0.10.1

SODA.NET Build status

A Socrata Open Data API (SODA) client library targeting .NET 4.5 and above.

Getting Started

SODA.NET is available as a NuGet package.

dotnet add package CSM.SodaDotNet

Usage examples

Simple, read-only access

//initialize a new client
//make sure you register for your own app token (http://dev.socrata.com/register)
var client = new SodaClient("data.smgov.net", "REPLACE_WITH_YOUR_APP_TOKEN");

//read metadata of a dataset using the resource identifier (Socrata 4x4)
var metadata = client.GetMetadata("1234-wxyz");
Console.WriteLine("{0} has {1} views.", metadata.Name, metadata.ViewsCount);

//get a reference to the resource itself
//the result (a Resouce object) is a generic type
//the type parameter represents the underlying rows of the resource
var dataset = client.GetResource<Dictionary<string, object>>("1234-wxyz");

//of course, a custom type can be used as long as it is JSON serializable
var dataset = client.GetResource<MyClass>("1234-wxyz");

//Resource objects read their own data
var allRows = dataset.GetRows();
var first10Rows = dataset.GetRows(10);

//collections of an arbitrary type can be returned
//using SoQL and a fluent query building syntax
var soql = new SoqlQuery().Select("column1", "column2")
                          .Where("something > nothing")

var results = dataset.Query<MyOtherClass>(soql);

SodaClient is also capable of performing write operations

//make sure to provide auth credentials!
var client = 
    new SodaClient("data.smgov.net", "AppToken", "user@domain.com", "password");

//Upsert some data serialized as CSV
string csvData = File.ReadAllText("data.csv");
client.Upsert(csvData, SodaDataFormat.CSV, "1234-wxyz");

//Upsert a collection of serializable entities
IEnumerable<MyClass> payload = GetPayloadData();
client.Upsert(payload, "1234-wxyz");

Note: This library supports writing directly to datasets with the Socrata Open Data API. For write operations that use data transformations in the Socrata Data Management Experience (the user interface for creating datasets), use the Socrata Data Management API. For more details on when to use SODA vs the Socrata Data Management API, see the Data Management API documentation


Compilation can be done using Visual Studio Community Edition.

You can also use the .NET CLI:

git clone git@github.com:CityofSantaMonica/SODA.NET.git SODA.NET
dotnet build


NUnit was used to build and run the test projects.

Run tests from the Visual Studio Test Explorer, or using the .NET CLI:

dotnet test


Check out the Contributor Guidelines for more details.

Copyright 2019 City of Santa Monica, CA

Licensed under the MIT License

Thank you

A tremendous amount of inspiration for this project came from the following projects. Thank you!

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