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authentication:allowdebugview authentication allowdebugview The /-/allow-debug tool The /-/allow-debug tool lets you try out different "action" blocks against different "actor" JSON objects. You can try that out here: https://latest.datasette.io/-/allow-debug ["Authentication and permissions", "Permissions"] [{"href": "https://latest.datasette.io/-/allow-debug", "label": "https://latest.datasette.io/-/allow-debug"}]
authentication:authentication authentication authentication Authentication and permissions Datasette does not require authentication by default. Any visitor to a Datasette instance can explore the full data and execute read-only SQL queries. Datasette's plugin system can be used to add many different styles of authentication, such as user accounts, single sign-on or API keys. [] []
authentication:authentication-actor authentication authentication-actor Actors Through plugins, Datasette can support both authenticated users (with cookies) and authenticated API agents (via authentication tokens). The word "actor" is used to cover both of these cases. Every request to Datasette has an associated actor value, available in the code as request.actor . This can be None for unauthenticated requests, or a JSON compatible Python dictionary for authenticated users or API agents. The actor dictionary can be any shape - the design of that data structure is left up to the plugins. A useful convention is to include an "id" string, as demonstrated by the "root" actor below. Plugins can use the actor_from_request(datasette, request) hook to implement custom logic for authenticating an actor based on the incoming HTTP request. ["Authentication and permissions"] []
authentication:authentication-actor-matches-allow authentication authentication-actor-matches-allow actor_matches_allow() Plugins that wish to implement this same "allow" block permissions scheme can take advantage of the datasette.utils.actor_matches_allow(actor, allow) function: from datasette.utils import actor_matches_allow actor_matches_allow({"id": "root"}, {"id": "*"}) # returns True The currently authenticated actor is made available to plugins as request.actor . ["Authentication and permissions"] []
authentication:authentication-ds-actor authentication authentication-ds-actor The ds_actor cookie Datasette includes a default authentication plugin which looks for a signed ds_actor cookie containing a JSON actor dictionary. This is how the root actor mechanism works. Authentication plugins can set signed ds_actor cookies themselves like so: response = Response.redirect("/") response.set_cookie("ds_actor", datasette.sign({ "a": { "id": "cleopaws" } }, "actor")) Note that you need to pass "actor" as the namespace to .sign(value, namespace="default") . The shape of data encoded in the cookie is as follows: { "a": {... actor ...} } ["Authentication and permissions"] []
authentication:authentication-ds-actor-expiry authentication authentication-ds-actor-expiry Including an expiry time ds_actor cookies can optionally include a signed expiry timestamp, after which the cookies will no longer be valid. Authentication plugins may chose to use this mechanism to limit the lifetime of the cookie. For example, if a plugin implements single-sign-on against another source it may decide to set short-lived cookies so that if the user is removed from the SSO system their existing Datasette cookies will stop working shortly afterwards. To include an expiry, add a "e" key to the cookie value containing a base62-encoded integer representing the timestamp when the cookie should expire. For example, here's how to set a cookie that expires after 24 hours: import time import baseconv expires_at = int(time.time()) + (24 * 60 * 60) response = Response.redirect("/") response.set_cookie("ds_actor", datasette.sign({ "a": { "id": "cleopaws" }, "e": baseconv.base62.encode(expires_at), }, "actor")) The resulting cookie will encode data that looks something like this: { "a": { "id": "cleopaws" }, "e": "1jjSji" } ["Authentication and permissions", "The ds_actor cookie"] [{"href": "https://pypi.org/project/python-baseconv/", "label": "base62-encoded integer"}]
authentication:authentication-permissions authentication authentication-permissions Permissions Datasette has an extensive permissions system built-in, which can be further extended and customized by plugins. The key question the permissions system answers is this: Is this actor allowed to perform this action , optionally against this particular resource ? Actors are described above . An action is a string describing the action the actor would like to perfom. A full list is provided below - examples include view-table and execute-sql . A resource is the item the actor wishes to interact with - for example a specific database or table. Some actions, such as permissions-debug , are not associated with a particular resource. Datasette's built-in view permissions ( view-database , view-table etc) default to allow - unless you configure additional permission rules unauthenticated users will be allowed to access content. Permissions with potentially harmful effects should default to deny . Plugin authors should account for this when designing new plugins - for example, the datasette-upload-csvs plugin defaults to deny so that installations don't accidentally allow unauthenticated users to create new tables by uploading a CSV file. ["Authentication and permissions"] [{"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette-upload-csvs", "label": "datasette-upload-csvs"}]
authentication:authentication-permissions-allow authentication authentication-permissions-allow Defining permissions with "allow" blocks The standard way to define permissions in Datasette is to use an "allow" block. This is a JSON document describing which actors are allowed to perfom a permission. The most basic form of allow block is this ( allow demo , deny demo ): { "allow": { "id": "root" } } This will match any actors with an "id" property of "root" - for example, an actor that looks like this: { "id": "root", "name": "Root User" } An allow block can specify "deny all" using false ( demo ): { "allow": false } An "allow" of true allows all access ( demo ): { "allow": true } Allow keys can provide a list of values. These will match any actor that has any of those values ( allow demo , deny demo ): { "allow": { "id": ["simon", "cleopaws"] } } This will match any actor with an "id" of either "simon" or "cleopaws" . Actors can have properties that feature a list of values. These will be matched against the list of values in an allow block. Consider the following actor: { "id": "simon", "roles": ["staff", "developer"] } This allow block will provide access to any actor that has "developer" as one of their roles ( allow demo , deny demo ): { "allow": { "roles": ["developer"] } } Note that "roles" is not a concept that is baked into Datasette - it's a convention that plugins can choose to implement and act on. If you want to provide access to any actor with a value for a specific key, use "*" . For example, to match any logged-in user specify the following ( allow demo , deny demo ): { "allow": { "id": "*" } } You can specify that only unauthenticated actors (from anynomous HTTP requests) should be allo… ["Authentication and permissions", "Permissions"] [{"href": "https://latest.datasette.io/-/allow-debug?actor=%7B%22id%22%3A+%22root%22%7D&allow=%7B%0D%0A++++++++%22id%22%3A+%22root%22%0D%0A++++%7D", "label": "allow demo"}, {"href": "https://latest.datasette.io/-/allow-debug?actor=%7B%22id%22%3A+%22trevor%22%7D&allow=%7B%0D%0A++++++++%22id%22%3A+%22root%22%0D%0A++++%7D", "label": "deny demo"}, {"href": "https://latest.datasette.io/-/allow-debug?actor=%7B%0D%0A++++%22id%22%3A+%22root%22%0D%0A%7D&allow=false", "label": "demo"}, {"href": "https://latest.datasette.io/-/allow-debug?actor=%7B%0D%0A++++%22id%22%3A+%22root%22%0D%0A%7D&allow=true", "label": "demo"}, {"href": "https://latest.datasette.io/-/allow-debug?actor=%7B%0D%0A++++%22id%22%3A+%22cleopaws%22%0D%0A%7D&allow=%7B%0D%0A++++%22id%22%3A+%5B%0D%0A++++++++%22simon%22%2C%0D%0A++++++++%22cleopaws%22%0D%0A++++%5D%0D%0A%7D", "label": "allow demo"}, {"href": "https://latest.datasette.io/-/allow-debug?actor=%7B%0D%0A++++%22id%22%3A+%22pancakes%22%0D%0A%7D&allow=%7B%0D%0A++++%22id%22%3A+%5B%0D%0A++++++++%22simon%22%2C%0D%0A++++++++%22cleopaws%22%0D%0A++++%5D%0D%0A%7D", "label": "deny demo"}, {"href": "https://latest.datasette.io/-/allow-debug?actor=%7B%0D%0A++++%22id%22%3A+%22simon%22%2C%0D%0A++++%22roles%22%3A+%5B%0D%0A++++++++%22staff%22%2C%0D%0A++++++++%22developer%22%0D%0A++++%5D%0D%0A%7D&allow=%7B%0D%0A++++%22roles%22%3A+%5B%0D%0A++++++++%22developer%22%0D%0A++++%5D%0D%0A%7D", "label": "allow demo"}, {"href": "https://latest.datasette.io/-/allow-debug?actor=%7B%0D%0A++++%22id%22%3A+%22cleopaws%22%2C%0D%0A++++%22roles%22%3A+%5B%22dog%22%5D%0D%0A%7D&allow=%7B%0D%0A++++%22roles%22%3A+%5B%0D%0A++++++++%22developer%22%0D%0A++++%5D%0D%0A%7D", "label": "deny demo"}, {"href": "https://latest.datasette.io/-/allow-debug?actor=%7B%0D%0A++++%22id%22%3A+%22simon%22%0D%0A%7D&allow=%7B%0D%0A++++%22id%22%3A+%22*%22%0D%0A%7D", "label": "allow demo"}, {"href": "https://latest.datasette.io/-/allow-debug?actor=%7B%0D%0A++++%22bot%22%3A+%22readme-bot%22%0D%0A%7D&allow=%7B%0D%0A++++%22id%22%3A+%22*%22%0D%0A%7D", "label": "deny demo"…
authentication:authentication-permissions-database authentication authentication-permissions-database Controlling access to specific databases To limit access to a specific private.db database to just authenticated users, use the "allow" block like this: { "databases": { "private": { "allow": { "id": "*" } } } } ["Authentication and permissions", "Configuring permissions in metadata.json"] []
authentication:authentication-permissions-execute-sql authentication authentication-permissions-execute-sql Controlling the ability to execute arbitrary SQL The "allow_sql" block can be used to control who is allowed to execute arbitrary SQL queries, both using the form on the database page e.g. https://latest.datasette.io/fixtures or by appending a ?_where= parameter to the table page as seen on https://latest.datasette.io/fixtures/facetable?_where=city_id=1 . To enable just the root user to execute SQL for all databases in your instance, use the following: { "allow_sql": { "id": "root" } } To limit this ability for just one specific database, use this: { "databases": { "mydatabase": { "allow_sql": { "id": "root" } } } } ["Authentication and permissions", "Configuring permissions in metadata.json"] [{"href": "https://latest.datasette.io/fixtures", "label": "https://latest.datasette.io/fixtures"}, {"href": "https://latest.datasette.io/fixtures/facetable?_where=city_id=1", "label": "https://latest.datasette.io/fixtures/facetable?_where=city_id=1"}]
authentication:authentication-permissions-instance authentication authentication-permissions-instance Controlling access to an instance Here's how to restrict access to your entire Datasette instance to just the "id": "root" user: { "title": "My private Datasette instance", "allow": { "id": "root" } } To deny access to all users, you can use "allow": false : { "title": "My entirely inaccessible instance", "allow": false } One reason to do this is if you are using a Datasette plugin - such as datasette-permissions-sql - to control permissions instead. ["Authentication and permissions", "Configuring permissions in metadata.json"] [{"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette-permissions-sql", "label": "datasette-permissions-sql"}]
authentication:authentication-permissions-metadata authentication authentication-permissions-metadata Configuring permissions in metadata.json You can limit who is allowed to view different parts of your Datasette instance using "allow" keys in your Metadata configuration. You can control the following: Access to the entire Datasette instance Access to specific databases Access to specific tables and views Access to specific Canned queries If a user cannot access a specific database, they will not be able to access tables, views or queries within that database. If a user cannot access the instance they will not be able to access any of the databases, tables, views or queries. ["Authentication and permissions"] []
authentication:authentication-permissions-query authentication authentication-permissions-query Controlling access to specific canned queries Canned queries allow you to configure named SQL queries in your metadata.json that can be executed by users. These queries can be set up to both read and write to the database, so controlling who can execute them can be important. To limit access to the add_name canned query in your dogs.db database to just the root user : { "databases": { "dogs": { "queries": { "add_name": { "sql": "INSERT INTO names (name) VALUES (:name)", "write": true, "allow": { "id": ["root"] } } } } } } ["Authentication and permissions", "Configuring permissions in metadata.json"] []
authentication:authentication-permissions-table authentication authentication-permissions-table Controlling access to specific tables and views To limit access to the users table in your bakery.db database: { "databases": { "bakery": { "tables": { "users": { "allow": { "id": "*" } } } } } } This works for SQL views as well - you can list their names in the "tables" block above in the same way as regular tables. Restricting access to tables and views in this way will NOT prevent users from querying them using arbitrary SQL queries, like this for example. If you are restricting access to specific tables you should also use the "allow_sql" block to prevent users from bypassing the limit with their own SQL queries - see Controlling the ability to execute arbitrary SQL . ["Authentication and permissions", "Configuring permissions in metadata.json"] [{"href": "https://latest.datasette.io/fixtures?sql=select+*+from+facetable", "label": "like this"}]
authentication:authentication-root authentication authentication-root Using the "root" actor Datasette currently leaves almost all forms of authentication to plugins - datasette-auth-github for example. The one exception is the "root" account, which you can sign into while using Datasette on your local machine. This provides access to a small number of debugging features. To sign in as root, start Datasette using the --root command-line option, like this: $ datasette --root INFO: Started server process [25801] INFO: Waiting for application startup. INFO: Application startup complete. INFO: Uvicorn running on (Press CTRL+C to quit) The URL on the first line includes a one-use token which can be used to sign in as the "root" actor in your browser. Click on that link and then visit to confirm that you are authenticated as an actor that looks like this: { "id": "root" } ["Authentication and permissions", "Actors"] [{"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette-auth-github", "label": "datasette-auth-github"}]
authentication:id1 authentication id1 Built-in permissions This section lists all of the permission checks that are carried out by Datasette core, along with the resource if it was passed. ["Authentication and permissions"] []
authentication:logoutview authentication logoutview The /-/logout page The page at /-/logout provides the ability to log out of a ds_actor cookie authentication session. ["Authentication and permissions", "The ds_actor cookie"] []
authentication:permissions-debug-menu authentication permissions-debug-menu debug-menu Controls if the various debug pages are displayed in the navigation menu. Default deny . ["Authentication and permissions", "Built-in permissions"] []
authentication:permissions-execute-sql authentication permissions-execute-sql execute-sql Actor is allowed to run arbitrary SQL queries against a specific database, e.g. https://latest.datasette.io/fixtures?sql=select+100 resource - string The name of the database Default allow . ["Authentication and permissions", "Built-in permissions"] [{"href": "https://latest.datasette.io/fixtures?sql=select+100", "label": "https://latest.datasette.io/fixtures?sql=select+100"}]
authentication:permissions-permissions-debug authentication permissions-permissions-debug permissions-debug Actor is allowed to view the /-/permissions debug page. Default deny . ["Authentication and permissions", "Built-in permissions"] []
authentication:permissions-plugins authentication permissions-plugins Checking permissions in plugins Datasette plugins can check if an actor has permission to perform an action using the datasette.permission_allowed(...) method. Datasette core performs a number of permission checks, documented below . Plugins can implement the permission_allowed(datasette, actor, action, resource) plugin hook to participate in decisions about whether an actor should be able to perform a specified action. ["Authentication and permissions"] []
authentication:permissions-view-database authentication permissions-view-database view-database Actor is allowed to view a database page, e.g. https://latest.datasette.io/fixtures resource - string The name of the database Default allow . ["Authentication and permissions", "Built-in permissions"] [{"href": "https://latest.datasette.io/fixtures", "label": "https://latest.datasette.io/fixtures"}]
authentication:permissions-view-database-download authentication permissions-view-database-download view-database-download Actor is allowed to download a database, e.g. https://latest.datasette.io/fixtures.db resource - string The name of the database Default allow . ["Authentication and permissions", "Built-in permissions"] [{"href": "https://latest.datasette.io/fixtures.db", "label": "https://latest.datasette.io/fixtures.db"}]
authentication:permissions-view-instance authentication permissions-view-instance view-instance Top level permission - Actor is allowed to view any pages within this instance, starting at https://latest.datasette.io/ Default allow . ["Authentication and permissions", "Built-in permissions"] [{"href": "https://latest.datasette.io/", "label": "https://latest.datasette.io/"}]
authentication:permissions-view-query authentication permissions-view-query view-query Actor is allowed to view (and execute) a canned query page, e.g. https://latest.datasette.io/fixtures/pragma_cache_size - this includes executing Writable canned queries . resource - tuple: (string, string) The name of the database, then the name of the canned query Default allow . ["Authentication and permissions", "Built-in permissions"] [{"href": "https://latest.datasette.io/fixtures/pragma_cache_size", "label": "https://latest.datasette.io/fixtures/pragma_cache_size"}]
authentication:permissions-view-table authentication permissions-view-table view-table Actor is allowed to view a table (or view) page, e.g. https://latest.datasette.io/fixtures/complex_foreign_keys resource - tuple: (string, string) The name of the database, then the name of the table Default allow . ["Authentication and permissions", "Built-in permissions"] [{"href": "https://latest.datasette.io/fixtures/complex_foreign_keys", "label": "https://latest.datasette.io/fixtures/complex_foreign_keys"}]
authentication:permissionsdebugview authentication permissionsdebugview The permissions debug tool The debug tool at /-/permissions is only available to the authenticated root user (or any actor granted the permissions-debug action according to a plugin). It shows the thirty most recent permission checks that have been carried out by the Datasette instance. This is designed to help administrators and plugin authors understand exactly how permission checks are being carried out, in order to effectively configure Datasette's permission system. ["Authentication and permissions"] []
binary_data:binary binary_data binary Binary data SQLite tables can contain binary data in BLOB columns. Datasette includes special handling for these binary values. The Datasette interface detects binary values and provides a link to download their content, for example on https://latest.datasette.io/fixtures/binary_data Binary data is represented in .json exports using Base64 encoding. https://latest.datasette.io/fixtures/binary_data.json?_shape=array [ { "rowid": 1, "data": { "$base64": true, "encoded": "FRwCx60F/g==" } }, { "rowid": 2, "data": { "$base64": true, "encoded": "FRwDx60F/g==" } }, { "rowid": 3, "data": null } ] [] [{"href": "https://latest.datasette.io/fixtures/binary_data", "label": "https://latest.datasette.io/fixtures/binary_data"}, {"href": "https://latest.datasette.io/fixtures/binary_data.json?_shape=array", "label": "https://latest.datasette.io/fixtures/binary_data.json?_shape=array"}]
binary_data:binary-linking binary_data binary-linking Linking to binary downloads The .blob output format is used to return binary data. It requires a _blob_column= query string argument specifying which BLOB column should be downloaded, for example: https://latest.datasette.io/fixtures/binary_data/1.blob?_blob_column=data This output format can also be used to return binary data from an arbitrary SQL query. Since such queries do not specify an exact row, an additional ?_blob_hash= parameter can be used to specify the SHA-256 hash of the value that is being linked to. Consider the query select data from binary_data - demonstrated here . That page links to the binary value downloads. Those links look like this: https://latest.datasette.io/fixtures.blob?sql=select+data+from+binary_data&_blob_column=data&_blob_hash=f3088978da8f9aea479ffc7f631370b968d2e855eeb172bea7f6c7a04262bb6d These .blob links are also returned in the .csv exports Datasette provides for binary tables and queries, since the CSV format does not have a mechanism for representing binary data. ["Binary data"] [{"href": "https://latest.datasette.io/fixtures/binary_data/1.blob?_blob_column=data", "label": "https://latest.datasette.io/fixtures/binary_data/1.blob?_blob_column=data"}, {"href": "https://latest.datasette.io/fixtures?sql=select+data+from+binary_data", "label": "demonstrated here"}, {"href": "https://latest.datasette.io/fixtures.blob?sql=select+data+from+binary_data&_blob_column=data&_blob_hash=f3088978da8f9aea479ffc7f631370b968d2e855eeb172bea7f6c7a04262bb6d", "label": "https://latest.datasette.io/fixtures.blob?sql=select+data+from+binary_data&_blob_column=data&_blob_hash=f3088978da8f9aea479ffc7f631370b968d2e855eeb172bea7f6c7a04262bb6d"}]
binary_data:binary-plugins binary_data binary-plugins Binary plugins Several Datasette plugins are available that change the way Datasette treats binary data. datasette-render-binary modifies Datasette's default interface to show an automatic guess at what type of binary data is being stored, along with a visual representation of the binary value that displays ASCII strings directly in the interface. datasette-render-images detects common image formats and renders them as images directly in the Datasette interface. datasette-media allows Datasette interfaces to be configured to serve binary files from configured SQL queries, and includes the ability to resize images directly before serving them. ["Binary data"] [{"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette-render-binary", "label": "datasette-render-binary"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette-render-images", "label": "datasette-render-images"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette-media", "label": "datasette-media"}]
changelog:asgi changelog asgi ASGI ASGI is the Asynchronous Server Gateway Interface standard. I've been wanting to convert Datasette into an ASGI application for over a year - Port Datasette to ASGI #272 tracks thirteen months of intermittent development - but with Datasette 0.29 the change is finally released. This also means Datasette now runs on top of Uvicorn and no longer depends on Sanic . I wrote about the significance of this change in Porting Datasette to ASGI, and Turtles all the way down . The most exciting consequence of this change is that Datasette plugins can now take advantage of the ASGI standard. ["Changelog", "0.29 (2019-07-07)"] [{"href": "https://asgi.readthedocs.io/", "label": "ASGI"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/272", "label": "Port Datasette to ASGI #272"}, {"href": "https://www.uvicorn.org/", "label": "Uvicorn"}, {"href": "https://github.com/huge-success/sanic", "label": "Sanic"}, {"href": "https://simonwillison.net/2019/Jun/23/datasette-asgi/", "label": "Porting Datasette to ASGI, and Turtles all the way down"}]
changelog:authentication changelog authentication Authentication Prior to this release the Datasette ecosystem has treated authentication as exclusively the realm of plugins, most notably through datasette-auth-github . 0.44 introduces Authentication and permissions as core Datasette concepts ( #699 ). This enables different plugins to share responsibility for authenticating requests - you might have one plugin that handles user accounts and another one that allows automated access via API keys, for example. You'll need to install plugins if you want full user accounts, but default Datasette can now authenticate a single root user with the new --root command-line option, which outputs a one-time use URL to authenticate as a root actor ( #784 ): $ datasette fixtures.db --root INFO: Started server process [14973] INFO: Waiting for application startup. INFO: Application startup complete. INFO: Uvicorn running on (Press CTRL+C to quit) Plugins can implement new ways of authenticating users using the new actor_from_request(datasette, request) hook. ["Changelog", "0.44 (2020-06-11)"] [{"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette-auth-github", "label": "datasette-auth-github"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/699", "label": "#699"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/784", "label": "#784"}]
changelog:better-plugin-documentation changelog better-plugin-documentation Better plugin documentation The plugin documentation has been re-arranged into four sections, including a brand new section on testing plugins. ( #687 ) Plugins introduces Datasette's plugin system and describes how to install and configure plugins. Writing plugins describes how to author plugins, from one-off single file plugins to packaged plugins that can be published to PyPI. It also describes how to start a plugin using the new datasette-plugin cookiecutter template. Plugin hooks is a full list of detailed documentation for every Datasette plugin hook. Testing plugins describes how to write tests for Datasette plugins, using pytest and HTTPX . ["Changelog", "0.45 (2020-07-01)"] [{"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/687", "label": "#687"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette-plugin", "label": "datasette-plugin"}, {"href": "https://docs.pytest.org/", "label": "pytest"}, {"href": "https://www.python-httpx.org/", "label": "HTTPX"}]
changelog:binary-data changelog binary-data Binary data SQLite tables can contain binary data in BLOB columns. Datasette now provides links for users to download this data directly from Datasette, and uses those links to make binary data available from CSV exports. See Binary data for more details. ( #1036 and #1034 ). ["Changelog", "0.51 (2020-10-31)"] [{"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/1036", "label": "#1036"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/1034", "label": "#1034"}]
changelog:code-formatting-with-black-and-prettier changelog code-formatting-with-black-and-prettier Code formatting with Black and Prettier Datasette adopted Black for opinionated Python code formatting in June 2019. Datasette now also embraces Prettier for JavaScript formatting, which like Black is enforced by tests in continuous integration. Instructions for using these two tools can be found in the new section on Code formatting in the contributors documentation. ( #1167 ) ["Changelog", "0.54 (2021-01-25)"] [{"href": "https://github.com/psf/black", "label": "Black"}, {"href": "https://prettier.io/", "label": "Prettier"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/1167", "label": "#1167"}]
changelog:control-http-caching-with-ttl changelog control-http-caching-with-ttl Control HTTP caching with ?_ttl= You can now customize the HTTP max-age header that is sent on a per-URL basis, using the new ?_ttl= query string parameter. You can set this to any value in seconds, or you can set it to 0 to disable HTTP caching entirely. Consider for example this query which returns a randomly selected member of the Avengers: select * from [avengers/avengers] order by random() limit 1 If you hit the following page repeatedly you will get the same result, due to HTTP caching: /fivethirtyeight?sql=select+*+from+%5Bavengers%2Favengers%5D+order+by+random%28%29+limit+1 By adding ?_ttl=0 to the zero you can ensure the page will not be cached and get back a different super hero every time: /fivethirtyeight?sql=select+*+from+%5Bavengers%2Favengers%5D+order+by+random%28%29+limit+1&_ttl=0 ["Changelog", "0.23 (2018-06-18)"] [{"href": "https://fivethirtyeight.datasettes.com/fivethirtyeight?sql=select+*+from+%5Bavengers%2Favengers%5D+order+by+random%28%29+limit+1", "label": "/fivethirtyeight?sql=select+*+from+%5Bavengers%2Favengers%5D+order+by+random%28%29+limit+1"}, {"href": "https://fivethirtyeight.datasettes.com/fivethirtyeight?sql=select+*+from+%5Bavengers%2Favengers%5D+order+by+random%28%29+limit+1&_ttl=0", "label": "/fivethirtyeight?sql=select+*+from+%5Bavengers%2Favengers%5D+order+by+random%28%29+limit+1&_ttl=0"}]
changelog:cookie-methods changelog cookie-methods Cookie methods Plugins can now use the new response.set_cookie() method to set cookies. A new request.cookies method on the :ref:internals_request` can be used to read incoming cookies. ["Changelog", "0.44 (2020-06-11)"] []
changelog:csrf-protection changelog csrf-protection CSRF protection Since writable canned queries are built using POST forms, Datasette now ships with CSRF protection ( #798 ). This applies automatically to any POST request, which means plugins need to include a csrftoken in any POST forms that they render. They can do that like so: <input type="hidden" name="csrftoken" value="{{ csrftoken() }}"> ["Changelog", "0.44 (2020-06-11)"] [{"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/798", "label": "#798"}]
changelog:csv-export changelog csv-export CSV export Any Datasette table, view or custom SQL query can now be exported as CSV. Check out the CSV export documentation for more details, or try the feature out on https://fivethirtyeight.datasettes.com/fivethirtyeight/bechdel%2Fmovies If your table has more than max_returned_rows (default 1,000) Datasette provides the option to stream all rows . This option takes advantage of async Python and Datasette's efficient pagination to iterate through the entire matching result set and stream it back as a downloadable CSV file. ["Changelog", "0.23 (2018-06-18)"] [{"href": "https://fivethirtyeight.datasettes.com/fivethirtyeight/bechdel%2Fmovies", "label": "https://fivethirtyeight.datasettes.com/fivethirtyeight/bechdel%2Fmovies"}]
changelog:facet-by-date changelog facet-by-date Facet by date If a column contains datetime values, Datasette can now facet that column by date. ( #481 ) ["Changelog", "0.29 (2019-07-07)"] [{"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/481", "label": "#481"}]
changelog:flash-messages changelog flash-messages Flash messages Writable canned queries needed a mechanism to let the user know that the query has been successfully executed. The new flash messaging system ( #790 ) allows messages to persist in signed cookies which are then displayed to the user on the next page that they visit. Plugins can use this mechanism to display their own messages, see .add_message(request, message, message_type=datasette.INFO) for details. You can try out the new messages using the /-/messages debug tool, for example at https://latest.datasette.io/-/messages ["Changelog", "0.44 (2020-06-11)"] [{"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/790", "label": "#790"}, {"href": "https://latest.datasette.io/-/messages", "label": "https://latest.datasette.io/-/messages"}]
changelog:foreign-key-expansions changelog foreign-key-expansions Foreign key expansions When Datasette detects a foreign key reference it attempts to resolve a label for that reference (automatically or using the Specifying the label column for a table metadata option) so it can display a link to the associated row. This expansion is now also available for JSON and CSV representations of the table, using the new _labels=on query string option. See Expanding foreign key references for more details. ["Changelog", "0.23 (2018-06-18)"] []
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changelog:id10 changelog id10 0.52.1 (2020-11-29) Documentation on Testing plugins now recommends using datasette.client . ( #1102 ) Fix bug where compound foreign keys produced broken links. ( #1098 ) datasette --load-module=spatialite now also checks for /usr/local/lib/mod_spatialite.so . Thanks, Dan Peterson. ( #1114 ) ["Changelog"] [{"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/1102", "label": "#1102"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/1098", "label": "#1098"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/1114", "label": "#1114"}]
changelog:id103 changelog id103 0.20 (2018-04-20) Mostly new work on the Plugins mechanism: plugins can now bundle static assets and custom templates, and datasette publish has a new --install=name-of-plugin option. Add col-X classes to HTML table on custom query page Fixed out-dated template in documentation Plugins can now bundle custom templates, #224 Added /-/metadata /-/plugins /-/inspect, #225 Documentation for --install option, refs #223 Datasette publish/package --install option, #223 Fix for plugins in Python 3.5, #222 New plugin hooks: extra_css_urls() and extra_js_urls(), #214 /-/static-plugins/PLUGIN_NAME/ now serves static/ from plugins <th> now gets class="col-X" - plus added col-X documentation Use to_css_class for table cell column classes This ensures that columns with spaces in the name will still generate usable CSS class names. Refs #209 Add column name classes to <td>s, make PK bold [Russ Garrett] Don't duplicate simple primary keys in the link column [Russ Garrett] When there's a simple (single-column) primary key, it looks weird to duplicate it in the link column. This change removes the second PK column and treats the link column as if it were the PK colu… ["Changelog"] [{"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/224", "label": "#224"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/225", "label": "#225"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/223", "label": "#223"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/223", "label": "#223"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/222", "label": "#222"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/214", "label": "#214"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/209", "label": "#209"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/209", "label": "#209"}]
changelog:id11 changelog id11 0.52 (2020-11-28) This release includes a number of changes relating to an internal rebranding effort: Datasette's configuration mechanism (things like datasette --config default_page_size:10 ) has been renamed to settings . New --setting default_page_size 10 option as a replacement for --config default_page_size:10 (note the lack of a colon). The --config option is deprecated but will continue working until Datasette 1.0. ( #992 ) The /-/config introspection page is now /-/settings , and the previous page redirects to the new one. ( #1103 ) The config.json file in Configuration directory mode is now called settings.json . ( #1104 ) The undocumented datasette.config() internal method has been replaced by a documented .setting(key) method. ( #1107 ) Also in this release: New plugin hook: database_actions(datasette, actor, database) , which adds menu items to a new cog menu shown at the top of the database page. ( #1077 ) datasette publish cloudrun has a new --apt-get-install option that can be used to install additional Ubuntu packages as part of the deployment. This is useful for deploying the new datasette-ripgrep plugin . ( #1110 ) Swept the documentation to remove words that minimize involved difficulty. ( #1089 ) And some bug fixes: Foreign keys linking to rows with blank label columns now display as a hyphen, allowing those links to be clicked. ( #1086 ) Fixed bug where row pages could sometimes 500 if the un… ["Changelog"] [{"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/992", "label": "#992"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/1103", "label": "#1103"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/1104", "label": "#1104"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/1107", "label": "#1107"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/1077", "label": "#1077"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette-ripgrep", "label": "datasette-ripgrep plugin"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/1110", "label": "#1110"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/1089", "label": "#1089"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/1086", "label": "#1086"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/1088", "label": "#1088"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/1084", "label": "#1084"}]
changelog:id112 changelog id112 0.19 (2018-04-16) This is the first preview of the new Datasette plugins mechanism. Only two plugin hooks are available so far - for custom SQL functions and custom template filters. There's plenty more to come - read the documentation and get involved in the tracking ticket if you have feedback on the direction so far. Fix for _sort_desc=sortable_with_nulls test, refs #216 Fixed #216 - paginate correctly when sorting by nullable column Initial documentation for plugins, closes #213 https://docs.datasette.io/en/stable/plugins.html New --plugins-dir=plugins/ option ( #212 ) New option causing Datasette to load and evaluate all of the Python files in the specified directory and register any plugins that are defined in those files. This new option is available for the following commands: datasette serve mydb.db --plugins-dir=plugins/ datasette publish now/heroku mydb.db --plugins-dir=plugins/ datasette package mydb.db --plugins-dir=plugins/ Start of the plugin system, based on pluggy ( #210 ) Uses https://pluggy.readthedocs.io/ originally created for the py.test project We're starting with two plugin hooks: prepare_connection(conn) This is called when a new SQLite connection is created. It can be used to register custom SQL functions. prepare_jinja2_environment(env) This is called with the Jinja2 environment. It can be used to register custom template tags and filters. An example plugin which… ["Changelog"] [{"href": "https://docs.datasette.io/en/stable/plugins.html", "label": "the documentation"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/14", "label": "the tracking ticket"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/216", "label": "#216"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/216", "label": "#216"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/213", "label": "#213"}, {"href": "https://docs.datasette.io/en/stable/plugins.html", "label": "https://docs.datasette.io/en/stable/plugins.html"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/212", "label": "#212"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/14", "label": "#210"}, {"href": "https://pluggy.readthedocs.io/", "label": "https://pluggy.readthedocs.io/"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette-plugin-demos", "label": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette-plugin-demos"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/14", "label": "#14"}]
changelog:id119 changelog id119 0.18 (2018-04-14) This release introduces support for units , contributed by Russ Garrett ( #203 ). You can now optionally specify the units for specific columns using metadata.json . Once specified, units will be displayed in the HTML view of your table. They also become available for use in filters - if a column is configured with a unit of distance, you can request all rows where that column is less than 50 meters or more than 20 feet for example. Link foreign keys which don't have labels. [Russ Garrett] This renders unlabeled FKs as simple links. Also includes bonus fixes for two minor issues: In foreign key link hrefs the primary key was escaped using HTML escaping rather than URL escaping. This broke some non-integer PKs. Print tracebacks to console when handling 500 errors. Fix SQLite error when loading rows with no incoming FKs. [Russ Garrett] This fixes an error caused by an invalid query when loading incoming FKs. The error was ignored due to async but it still got printed to the console. Allow custom units to be registered with Pint. [Russ Garrett] Support units in filters. [Russ Garrett] Tidy up units support. [Russ Garrett] Add units to exported JSON … ["Changelog"] [{"href": "https://docs.datasette.io/en/stable/metadata.html#specifying-units-for-a-column", "label": "support for units"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/203", "label": "#203"}, {"href": "https://pint.readthedocs.io/en/latest/", "label": "pint"}]
changelog:id12 changelog id12 0.51.1 (2020-10-31) Improvements to the new Binary data documentation page. ["Changelog"] []
changelog:id121 changelog id121 0.17 (2018-04-13) Release 0.17 to fix issues with PyPI ["Changelog"] []
changelog:id122 changelog id122 0.16 (2018-04-13) Better mechanism for handling errors; 404s for missing table/database New error mechanism closes #193 404s for missing tables/databases closes #184 long_description in markdown for the new PyPI Hide SpatiaLite system tables. [Russ Garrett] Allow explain select / explain query plan select #201 Datasette inspect now finds primary_keys #195 Ability to sort using form fields (for mobile portrait mode) #199 We now display sort options as a select box plus a descending checkbox, which means you can apply sort orders even in portrait mode on a mobile phone where the column headers are hidden. ["Changelog"] [{"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/193", "label": "#193"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/184", "label": "#184"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/201", "label": "#201"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/195", "label": "#195"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/199", "label": "#199"}]
changelog:id128 changelog id128 0.15 (2018-04-09) The biggest new feature in this release is the ability to sort by column. On the table page the column headers can now be clicked to apply sort (or descending sort), or you can specify ?_sort=column or ?_sort_desc=column directly in the URL. table_rows => table_rows_count , filtered_table_rows => filtered_table_rows_count Renamed properties. Closes #194 New sortable_columns option in metadata.json to control sort options. You can now explicitly set which columns in a table can be used for sorting using the _sort and _sort_desc arguments using metadata.json : { "databases": { "database1": { "tables": { "example_table": { "sortable_columns": [ "height", "weight" ] } } } } } Refs #189 Column headers now link to sort/desc sort - refs #189 _sort and _sort_desc parameters for table views Allows for paginated sorted results based on a specified column. Refs #189 Total row count now correct even if _next applied Use .custom_sql() for _group_count implementation (refs #150 ) Make HTML title more readable in query template ( #180 ) [Ryan Pitts] New ?_shape=objects/object/lists param for JSON API ( #192 ) New _shape= parameter repl… ["Changelog"] [{"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/194", "label": "#194"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/189", "label": "#189"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/189", "label": "#189"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/189", "label": "#189"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/150", "label": "#150"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/180", "label": "#180"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/192", "label": "#192"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/122", "label": "#122"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/190", "label": "#190"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/190", "label": "#190"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/185", "label": "#185"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/178", "label": "#178"}]
changelog:id13 changelog id13 0.51 (2020-10-31) A new visual design, plugin hooks for adding navigation options, better handling of binary data, URL building utility methods and better support for running Datasette behind a proxy. ["Changelog"] []
changelog:id14 changelog id14 0.50.2 (2020-10-09) Fixed another bug introduced in 0.50 where column header links on the table page were broken. ( #1011 ) ["Changelog"] [{"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/1011", "label": "#1011"}]
changelog:id141 changelog id141 0.14 (2017-12-09) The theme of this release is customization: Datasette now allows every aspect of its presentation to be customized either using additional CSS or by providing entirely new templates. Datasette's metadata.json format has also been expanded, to allow per-database and per-table metadata. A new datasette skeleton command can be used to generate a skeleton JSON file ready to be filled in with per-database and per-table details. The metadata.json file can also be used to define canned queries , as a more powerful alternative to SQL views. extra_css_urls / extra_js_urls in metadata A mechanism in the metadata.json format for adding custom CSS and JS urls. Create a metadata.json file that looks like this: { "extra_css_urls": [ "https://simonwillison.net/static/css/all.bf8cd891642c.css" ], "extra_js_urls": [ "https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.2.1.slim.min.js" ] } Then start datasette like this: datasette mydb.db --metadata=metadata.json The CSS and JavaScript files will be linked in the <head> of every page. You can also specify a SRI (subresource integrity hash) for these assets: { "extra_css_urls": [ { "url": "https://simonwillison.net/static/css/all.bf8cd891642c.css", "sri": "sha384-9qIZekWUyjCyDIf2YK1FRoKiPJq4PHt6tp/ulnuuyRBvazd0hG7pWbE99zvwSznI" } ], "extra_js_urls": [ { "url": "https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.2.1.slim.min.js", "sri": "sha256-k2WSCIexGzOj3Euiig+TlR8gA0EmPjuc79OEeY5L45g=" } ] } Modern browsers will only execute the stylesheet or JavaScript if the SRI hash … ["Changelog"] [{"href": "https://docs.datasette.io/en/stable/custom_templates.html", "label": "to be customized"}, {"href": "https://docs.datasette.io/en/stable/metadata.html", "label": "metadata.json format"}, {"href": "https://docs.datasette.io/en/stable/sql_queries.html#canned-queries", "label": "canned queries"}, {"href": "https://www.srihash.org/", "label": "https://www.srihash.org/"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/153", "label": "#153"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/153", "label": "#153"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/160", "label": "#160"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/164", "label": "#164"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/165", "label": "#165"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/130", "label": "#130"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/168", "label": "#168"}, {"href": "https://github.com/channelcat/sanic/releases/tag/0.7.0", "label": "https://github.com/channelcat/sanic/releases/tag/0.7.0"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/171", "label": "#171"}]
changelog:id15 changelog id15 0.50.1 (2020-10-09) Fixed a bug introduced in 0.50 where the export as JSON/CSV links on the table, row and query pages were broken. ( #1010 ) ["Changelog"] [{"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/1010", "label": "#1010"}]
changelog:id150 changelog id150 0.13 (2017-11-24) Search now applies to current filters. Combined search into the same form as filters. Closes #133 Much tidier design for table view header. Closes #147 Added ?column__not=blah filter. Closes #148 Row page now resolves foreign keys. Closes #132 Further tweaks to select/input filter styling. Refs #86 - thanks for the help, @natbat! Show linked foreign key in table cells. Added UI for editing table filters. Refs #86 Hide FTS-created tables on index pages. Closes #129 Add publish to heroku support [Jacob Kaplan-Moss] datasette publish heroku mydb.db Pull request #104 Initial implementation of ?_group_count=column . URL shortcut for counting rows grouped by one or more columns. ?_group_count=column1&_group_count=column2 works as well. SQL generated looks like this: select "qSpecies", count(*) as "count" from Street_Tree_List group by "qSpecies" order by "count" desc limit 100 Or for two columns like this: select "qSpecies", "qSiteInfo", count(*) as "count" from Street_Tree_List group by "qSpecies", "qSiteInfo" order by "count" desc limit 100 Refs #44 Added --build=mas… ["Changelog"] [{"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/133", "label": "#133"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/147", "label": "#147"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/148", "label": "#148"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/132", "label": "#132"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/86", "label": "#86"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/86", "label": "#86"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/129", "label": "#129"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/104", "label": "#104"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/44", "label": "#44"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/131", "label": "#131"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/117", "label": "#117"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/115", "label": "#115"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/115", "label": "#115"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/107", "label": "#107"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/114", "label": "#114"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/110", "label": "#110"}]
changelog:id16 changelog id16 0.50 (2020-10-09) The key new feature in this release is the column actions menu on the table page ( #891 ). This can be used to sort a column in ascending or descending order, facet data by that column or filter the table to just rows that have a value for that column. Plugin authors can use the new datasette.client object to make internal HTTP requests from their plugins, allowing them to make use of Datasette's JSON API. ( #943 ) New Deploying Datasette documentation with guides for deploying Datasette on a Linux server using systemd or to hosting providers that support buildpacks . ( #514 , #997 ) Other improvements in this release: Publishing to Google Cloud Run documentation now covers Google Cloud SDK options. Thanks, Geoffrey Hing. ( #995 ) New datasette -o option which opens your browser as soon as Datasette starts up. ( #970 ) Datasette now sets sqlite3.enable_callback_tracebacks(True) so that errors in custom SQL functions will display tracebacks. ( #891 ) Fixed two rendering bugs with column headers in portrait mobile view. ( #978 , #980 ) New db.table_column_details(table) introspection method for retrieving full details of the columns in a specific table, see Database introspection . Fixed a routing bug with custom page wildcard templates. ( #996 ) datasette publish heroku now deploys using Python 3.8.6. New datasette publish heroku --tar= option. ( #969 ) OPTIONS requests against HTML pages no longer return a 500 error. ( #1001 ) … ["Changelog"] [{"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/891", "label": "#891"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/943", "label": "#943"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/514", "label": "#514"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/997", "label": "#997"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/pull/995", "label": "#995"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/970", "label": "#970"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/891", "label": "#891"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/978", "label": "#978"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/980", "label": "#980"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/996", "label": "#996"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/969", "label": "#969"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/1001", "label": "#1001"}, {"href": "https://simonwillison.net/2020/Oct/9/datasette-0-50/", "label": "Datasette 0.50: The annotated release notes"}]
changelog:id165 changelog id165 0.12 (2017-11-16) Added __version__ , now displayed as tooltip in page footer ( #108 ). Added initial docs, including a changelog ( #99 ). Turned on auto-escaping in Jinja. Added a UI for editing named parameters ( #96 ). You can now construct a custom SQL statement using SQLite named parameters (e.g. :name ) and datasette will display form fields for editing those parameters. Here’s an example which lets you see the most popular names for dogs of different species registered through various dog registration schemes in Australia. Pin to specific Jinja version. ( #100 ). Default to not ( #98 ). Added extra metadata options to publish and package commands. ( #92 ). You can now run these commands like so: datasette now publish mydb.db \ --title="My Title" \ --source="Source" \ --source_url="http://www.example.com/" \ --license="CC0" \ --license_url="https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/" This will write those values into the metadata.json that is packaged with the app. If you also pass --metadata=metadata.json that file will be updated with the extra values before being written into the Docker image. Added production-ready Dockerfile ( #94 ) [Andrew Cutler] New ?_sql_time_limit_ms=10 argument to database and table page ( #95 ) … ["Changelog"] [{"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/108", "label": "#108"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/99", "label": "#99"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/96", "label": "#96"}, {"href": "https://australian-dogs.now.sh/australian-dogs-3ba9628?sql=select+name%2C+count%28*%29+as+n+from+%28%0D%0A%0D%0Aselect+upper%28%22Animal+name%22%29+as+name+from+%5BAdelaide-City-Council-dog-registrations-2013%5D+where+Breed+like+%3Abreed%0D%0A%0D%0Aunion+all%0D%0A%0D%0Aselect+upper%28Animal_Name%29+as+name+from+%5BAdelaide-City-Council-dog-registrations-2014%5D+where+Breed_Description+like+%3Abreed%0D%0A%0D%0Aunion+all+%0D%0A%0D%0Aselect+upper%28Animal_Name%29+as+name+from+%5BAdelaide-City-Council-dog-registrations-2015%5D+where+Breed_Description+like+%3Abreed%0D%0A%0D%0Aunion+all%0D%0A%0D%0Aselect+upper%28%22AnimalName%22%29+as+name+from+%5BCity-of-Port-Adelaide-Enfield-Dog_Registrations_2016%5D+where+AnimalBreed+like+%3Abreed%0D%0A%0D%0Aunion+all%0D%0A%0D%0Aselect+upper%28%22Animal+Name%22%29+as+name+from+%5BMitcham-dog-registrations-2015%5D+where+Breed+like+%3Abreed%0D%0A%0D%0Aunion+all%0D%0A%0D%0Aselect+upper%28%22DOG_NAME%22%29+as+name+from+%5Bburnside-dog-registrations-2015%5D+where+DOG_BREED+like+%3Abreed%0D%0A%0D%0Aunion+all+%0D%0A%0D%0Aselect+upper%28%22Animal_Name%22%29+as+name+from+%5Bcity-of-playford-2015-dog-registration%5D+where+Breed_Description+like+%3Abreed%0D%0A%0D%0Aunion+all%0D%0A%0D%0Aselect+upper%28%22Animal+Name%22%29+as+name+from+%5Bcity-of-prospect-dog-registration-details-2016%5D+where%22Breed+Description%22+like+%3Abreed%0D%0A%0D%0A%29+group+by+name+order+by+n+desc%3B&breed=pug", "label": "Here\u2019s an example"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/100", "label": "#100"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/98", "label": "#98"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/92", "label": "#92"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/94", "label": "#94"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datase…
changelog:id17 changelog id17 0.49.1 (2020-09-15) Fixed a bug with writable canned queries that use magic parameters but accept no non-magic arguments. ( #967 ) ["Changelog"] [{"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/967", "label": "#967"}]
changelog:id175 changelog id175 0.11 (2017-11-14) Added datasette publish now --force option. This calls now with --force - useful as it means you get a fresh copy of datasette even if Now has already cached that docker layer. Enable --cors by default when running in a container. ["Changelog"] []
changelog:id176 changelog id176 0.10 (2017-11-14) Fixed #83 - 500 error on individual row pages. Stop using sqlite WITH RECURSIVE in our tests. The version of Python 3 running in Travis CI doesn't support this. ["Changelog"] [{"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/83", "label": "#83"}]
changelog:id178 changelog id178 0.9 (2017-11-13) Added --sql_time_limit_ms and --extra-options . The serve command now accepts --sql_time_limit_ms for customizing the SQL time limit. The publish and package commands now accept --extra-options which can be used to specify additional options to be passed to the datasite serve command when it executes inside the resulting Docker containers. ["Changelog"] []
changelog:id179 changelog id179 0.8 (2017-11-13) V0.8 - added PyPI metadata, ready to ship. Implemented offset/limit pagination for views ( #70 ). Improved pagination. ( #78 ) Limit on max rows returned, controlled by --max_returned_rows option. ( #69 ) If someone executes 'select * from table' against a table with a million rows in it, we could run into problems: just serializing that much data as JSON is likely to lock up the server. Solution: we now have a hard limit on the maximum number of rows that can be returned by a query. If that limit is exceeded, the server will return a "truncated": true field in the JSON. This limit can be optionally controlled by the new --max_returned_rows option. Setting that option to 0 disables the limit entirely. ["Changelog"] [{"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/70", "label": "#70"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/78", "label": "#78"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/69", "label": "#69"}]
changelog:id18 changelog id18 0.49 (2020-09-14) See also Datasette 0.49: The annotated release notes . Writable canned queries now expose a JSON API, see JSON API for writable canned queries . ( #880 ) New mechanism for defining page templates with custom path parameters - a template file called pages/about/{slug}.html will be used to render any requests to /about/something . See Path parameters for pages . ( #944 ) register_output_renderer() render functions can now return a Response . ( #953 ) New --upgrade option for datasette install . ( #945 ) New datasette --pdb option. ( #962 ) datasette --get exit code now reflects the internal HTTP status code. ( #947 ) New raise_404() template function for returning 404 errors. ( #964 ) datasette publish heroku now deploys using Python 3.8.5 Upgraded CodeMirror to 5.57.0. ( #948 ) Upgraded code style to Black 20.8b1. ( #958 ) Fixed bug where selected facets were not correctly persisted in hidden form fields on the table page. ( #963 ) Renamed the default error template from 500.html to error.html . Custom error pages are now documented, see Custom error pages . ( #965 ) ["Changelog"] [{"href": "https://simonwillison.net/2020/Sep/15/datasette-0-49/", "label": "Datasette 0.49: The annotated release notes"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/880", "label": "#880"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/944", "label": "#944"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/953", "label": "#953"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/945", "label": "#945"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/962", "label": "#962"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/947", "label": "#947"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/964", "label": "#964"}, {"href": "https://codemirror.net/", "label": "CodeMirror"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/948", "label": "#948"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/958", "label": "#958"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/963", "label": "#963"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/965", "label": "#965"}]
changelog:id19 changelog id19 0.48 (2020-08-16) Datasette documentation now lives at docs.datasette.io . db.is_mutable property is now documented and tested, see Database introspection . The extra_template_vars , extra_css_urls , extra_js_urls and extra_body_script plugin hooks now all accept the same arguments. See extra_template_vars(template, database, table, columns, view_name, request, datasette) for details. ( #939 ) Those hooks now accept a new columns argument detailing the table columns that will be rendered on that page. ( #938 ) Fixed bug where plugins calling db.execute_write_fn() could hang Datasette if the connection failed. ( #935 ) Fixed bug with the ?_nl=on output option and binary data. ( #914 ) ["Changelog"] [{"href": "https://docs.datasette.io/", "label": "docs.datasette.io"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/939", "label": "#939"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/938", "label": "#938"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/935", "label": "#935"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/914", "label": "#914"}]
changelog:id2 changelog id2 0.55 (2021-02-18) Support for cross-database SQL queries and built-in support for serving via HTTPS. The new --crossdb command-line option causes Datasette to attach up to ten database files to the same /_memory database connection. This enables cross-database SQL queries, including the ability to use joins and unions to combine data from tables that exist in different database files. See Cross-database queries for details. ( #283 ) --ssl-keyfile and --ssl-certfile options can be used to specify a TLS certificate, allowing Datasette to serve traffic over https:// without needing to run it behind a separate proxy. ( #1221 ) The /:memory: page has been renamed (and redirected) to /_memory for consistency with the new /_internal database introduced in Datasette 0.54. ( #1205 ) Added plugin testing documentation on Using pdb for errors thrown inside Datasette . ( #1207 ) The official Datasette Docker image now uses Python 3.7.10, applying the latest security fix for that Python version. ( #1235 ) ["Changelog"] [{"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/283", "label": "#283"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/1221", "label": "#1221"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/1205", "label": "#1205"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/1207", "label": "#1207"}, {"href": "https://hub.docker.com/r/datasetteproject/datasette", "label": "official Datasette Docker image"}, {"href": "https://www.python.org/downloads/release/python-3710/", "label": "the latest security fix"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/1235", "label": "#1235"}]
changelog:id20 changelog id20 0.47.3 (2020-08-15) The datasette --get command-line mechanism now ensures any plugins using the startup() hook are correctly executed. ( #934 ) ["Changelog"] [{"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/934", "label": "#934"}]
changelog:id21 changelog id21 0.47.2 (2020-08-12) Fixed an issue with the Docker image published to Docker Hub . ( #931 ) ["Changelog"] [{"href": "https://hub.docker.com/r/datasetteproject/datasette", "label": "published to Docker Hub"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/931", "label": "#931"}]
changelog:id22 changelog id22 0.47.1 (2020-08-11) Fixed a bug where the sdist distribution of Datasette was not correctly including the template files. ( #930 ) ["Changelog"] [{"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/930", "label": "#930"}]
changelog:id23 changelog id23 0.47 (2020-08-11) Datasette now has a GitHub discussions forum for conversations about the project that go beyond just bug reports and issues. Datasette can now be installed on macOS using Homebrew! Run brew install simonw/datasette/datasette . See Using Homebrew . ( #335 ) Two new commands: datasette install name-of-plugin and datasette uninstall name-of-plugin . These are equivalent to pip install and pip uninstall but automatically run in the same virtual environment as Datasette, so users don't have to figure out where that virtual environment is - useful for installations created using Homebrew or pipx . See Installing plugins . ( #925 ) A new command-line option, datasette --get , accepts a path to a URL within the Datasette instance. It will run that request through Datasette (without starting a web server) and print out the repsonse. See datasette --get for an example. ( #926 ) ["Changelog"] [{"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/discussions", "label": "a GitHub discussions forum"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/335", "label": "#335"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/925", "label": "#925"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/926", "label": "#926"}]
changelog:id24 changelog id24 0.46 (2020-08-09) This release contains a security fix related to authenticated writable canned queries. If you are using this feature you should upgrade as soon as possible. Security fix: CSRF tokens were incorrectly included in read-only canned query forms, which could allow them to be leaked to a sophisticated attacker. See issue 918 for details. Datasette now supports GraphQL via the new datasette-graphql plugin - see GraphQL in Datasette with the new datasette-graphql plugin . Principle git branch has been renamed from master to main . ( #849 ) New debugging tool: /-/allow-debug tool ( demo here ) helps test allow blocks against actors, as described in Defining permissions with "allow" blocks . ( #908 ) New logo for the documentation, and a new project tagline: "An open source multi-tool for exploring and publishing data". Whitespace in column values is now respected on display, using white-space: pre-wrap . ( #896 ) New await request.post_body() method for accessing the raw POST body, see Request object . ( #897 ) Database file downloads now include a content-length HTTP header, enabling download progress bars. ( #905 ) File downloads now also correctly set the suggested file name using a content-disposition HTTP header. ( #909 ) tests are now excluded from the Datasette package properly - thanks, abeyerpath. ( #456 ) The Datasette package published to PyPI now include… ["Changelog"] [{"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/918", "label": "issue 918"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette-graphql", "label": "datasette-graphql"}, {"href": "https://simonwillison.net/2020/Aug/7/datasette-graphql/", "label": "GraphQL in Datasette with the new datasette-graphql plugin"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/849", "label": "#849"}, {"href": "https://latest.datasette.io/-/allow-debug", "label": "demo here"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/908", "label": "#908"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/896", "label": "#896"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/897", "label": "#897"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/905", "label": "#905"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/909", "label": "#909"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/456", "label": "#456"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/887", "label": "#887"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/pull/890", "label": "#890"}]
changelog:id25 changelog id25 0.45 (2020-07-01) See also Datasette 0.45: The annotated release notes . Magic parameters for canned queries, a log out feature, improved plugin documentation and four new plugin hooks. ["Changelog"] [{"href": "https://simonwillison.net/2020/Jul/1/datasette-045/", "label": "Datasette 0.45: The annotated release notes"}]
changelog:id26 changelog id26 Smaller changes Cascading view permissons - so if a user has view-table they can view the table page even if they do not have view-database or view-instance . ( #832 ) CSRF protection no longer applies to Authentication: Bearer token requests or requests without cookies. ( #835 ) datasette.add_message() now works inside plugins. ( #864 ) Workaround for "Too many open files" error in test runs. ( #846 ) Respect existing scope["actor"] if already set by ASGI middleware. ( #854 ) New process for shipping Alpha and beta releases . ( #807 ) {{ csrftoken() }} now works when plugins render a template using datasette.render_template(..., request=request) . ( #863 ) Datasette now creates a single Request object and uses it throughout the lifetime of the current HTTP request. ( #870 ) ["Changelog", "0.45 (2020-07-01)"] [{"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/832", "label": "#832"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/835", "label": "#835"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/864", "label": "#864"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/846", "label": "#846"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/854", "label": "#854"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/807", "label": "#807"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/863", "label": "#863"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/870", "label": "#870"}]
changelog:id27 changelog id27 0.44 (2020-06-11) See also Datasette 0.44: The annotated release notes . Authentication and permissions, writable canned queries, flash messages, new plugin hooks and more. ["Changelog"] [{"href": "https://simonwillison.net/2020/Jun/12/annotated-release-notes/", "label": "Datasette 0.44: The annotated release notes"}]
changelog:id28 changelog id28 Smaller changes New internals documentation for Request object and Response class . ( #706 ) request.url now respects the force_https_urls config setting. closes ( #781 ) request.args.getlist() returns [] if missing. Removed request.raw_args entirely. ( #774 ) New datasette.get_database() method. Added _ prefix to many private, undocumented methods of the Datasette class. ( #576 ) Removed the db.get_outbound_foreign_keys() method which duplicated the behaviour of db.foreign_keys_for_table() . New await datasette.permission_allowed() method. /-/actor debugging endpoint for viewing the currently authenticated actor. New request.cookies property. /-/plugins endpoint now shows a list of hooks implemented by each plugin, e.g. https://latest.datasette.io/-/plugins?all=1 request.post_vars() method no longer discards empty values. New "params" canned query key for explicitly setting named parameters, see Canned query parameters . ( #797 ) request.args is now a MultiParams object. Fixed a bug with the datasette plugins command. ( #802 ) Nicer pa… ["Changelog", "0.44 (2020-06-11)"] [{"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/706", "label": "#706"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/781", "label": "#781"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/774", "label": "#774"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/576", "label": "#576"}, {"href": "https://latest.datasette.io/-/plugins?all=1", "label": "https://latest.datasette.io/-/plugins?all=1"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/797", "label": "#797"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/802", "label": "#802"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/395", "label": "#395"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/777", "label": "#777"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/822", "label": "#822"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/804", "label": "#804"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/830", "label": "#830"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/837", "label": "#837"}]
changelog:id29 changelog id29 0.43 (2020-05-28) The main focus of this release is a major upgrade to the register_output_renderer(datasette) plugin hook, which allows plugins to provide new output formats for Datasette such as datasette-atom and datasette-ics . Redesign of register_output_renderer(datasette) to provide more context to the render callback and support an optional "can_render" callback that controls if a suggested link to the output format is provided. ( #581 , #770 ) Visually distinguish float and integer columns - useful for figuring out why order-by-column might be returning unexpected results. ( #729 ) The Request object , which is passed to several plugin hooks, is now documented. ( #706 ) New metadata.json option for setting a custom default page size for specific tables and views, see Setting a custom page size . ( #751 ) Canned queries can now be configured with a default URL fragment hash, useful when working with plugins such as datasette-vega , see Setting a default fragment . ( #706 ) Fixed a bug in datasette publish when running on operating systems where the /tmp directory lives in a different volume, using a backport of the Python 3.8 shutil.copytree() function. ( #744 ) Every plugin hook is now covered by the unit tests, and a new unit test checks that each plugin hook has at least one corresponding test. ( #771 , #773 ) ["Changelog"] [{"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette-atom", "label": "datasette-atom"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette-ics", "label": "datasette-ics"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/581", "label": "#581"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/770", "label": "#770"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/729", "label": "#729"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/706", "label": "#706"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/751", "label": "#751"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette-vega", "label": "datasette-vega"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/706", "label": "#706"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/744", "label": "#744"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/771", "label": "#771"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/773", "label": "#773"}]
changelog:id3 changelog id3 0.54.1 (2021-02-02) Fixed a bug where ?_search= and ?_sort= parameters were incorrectly duplicated when the filter form on the table page was re-submitted. ( #1214 ) ["Changelog"] [{"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/1214", "label": "#1214"}]
changelog:id30 changelog id30 0.42 (2020-05-08) A small release which provides improved internal methods for use in plugins, along with documentation. See #685 . Added documentation for db.execute() , see await db.execute(sql, ...) . Renamed db.execute_against_connection_in_thread() to db.execute_fn() and made it a documented method, see await db.execute_fn(fn) . New results.first() and results.single_value() methods, plus documentation for the Results class - see Results . ["Changelog"] [{"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/685", "label": "#685"}]
changelog:id31 changelog id31 0.41 (2020-05-06) You can now create custom pages within your Datasette instance using a custom template file. For example, adding a template file called templates/pages/about.html will result in a new page being served at /about on your instance. See the custom pages documentation for full details, including how to return custom HTTP headers, redirects and status codes. ( #648 ) Configuration directory mode ( #731 ) allows you to define a custom Datasette instance as a directory. So instead of running the following: $ datasette one.db two.db \ --metadata=metadata.json \ --template-dir=templates/ \ --plugins-dir=plugins \ --static css:css You can instead arrange your files in a single directory called my-project and run this: $ datasette my-project/ Also in this release: New NOT LIKE table filter: ?colname__notlike=expression . ( #750 ) Datasette now has a pattern portfolio at /-/patterns - e.g. https://latest.datasette.io/-/patterns . This is a page that shows every Datasette user interface component in one place, to aid core development and people building custom CSS themes. ( #151 ) SQLite PRAGMA functions such as pragma_table_info(tablename) are now allowed in Datasette SQL queries. ( #761 ) Datasette pages now consistently return a content-type of text/html; charset=utf-8" . ( #752 ) Datasette now handles an ASGI raw_path value of None , which should allow compatibilty with the Mangum adapter for running ASGI apps on AWS Lambda. Thanks, Colin Dellow. ( #719 ) Installation documentation now covers how to Using pipx . ( #756 ) … ["Changelog"] [{"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/648", "label": "#648"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/731", "label": "#731"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/750", "label": "#750"}, {"href": "https://latest.datasette.io/-/patterns", "label": "https://latest.datasette.io/-/patterns"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/151", "label": "#151"}, {"href": "https://www.sqlite.org/pragma.html#pragfunc", "label": "PRAGMA functions"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/761", "label": "#761"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/752", "label": "#752"}, {"href": "https://github.com/erm/mangum", "label": "Mangum"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/pull/719", "label": "#719"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/756", "label": "#756"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/748", "label": "#748"}]
changelog:id32 changelog id32 0.40 (2020-04-21) Datasette Metadata can now be provided as a YAML file as an optional alternative to JSON. See Using YAML for metadata . ( #713 ) Removed support for datasette publish now , which used the the now-retired Zeit Now v1 hosting platform. A new plugin, datasette-publish-now , can be installed to publish data to Zeit ( now Vercel ) Now v2. ( #710 ) Fixed a bug where the extra_template_vars(request, view_name) plugin hook was not receiving the correct view_name . ( #716 ) Variables added to the template context by the extra_template_vars() plugin hook are now shown in the ?_context=1 debugging mode (see template_debug ). ( #693 ) Fixed a bug where the "templates considered" HTML comment was no longer being displayed. ( #689 ) Fixed a datasette publish bug where --plugin-secret would over-ride plugin configuration in the provided metadata.json file. ( #724 ) Added a new CSS class for customizing the canned query page. ( #727 ) ["Changelog"] [{"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/713", "label": "#713"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette-publish-now", "label": "datasette-publish-now"}, {"href": "https://vercel.com/blog/zeit-is-now-vercel", "label": "now Vercel"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/710", "label": "#710"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/716", "label": "#716"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/693", "label": "#693"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/689", "label": "#689"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/724", "label": "#724"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/727", "label": "#727"}]
changelog:id33 changelog id33 0.39 (2020-03-24) New base_url configuration setting for serving up the correct links while running Datasette under a different URL prefix. ( #394 ) New metadata settings "sort" and "sort_desc" for setting the default sort order for a table. See Setting a default sort order . ( #702 ) Sort direction arrow now displays by default on the primary key. This means you only have to click once (not twice) to sort in reverse order. ( #677 ) New await Request(scope, receive).post_vars() method for accessing POST form variables. ( #700 ) Plugin hooks documentation now links to example uses of each plugin. ( #709 ) ["Changelog"] [{"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/394", "label": "#394"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/702", "label": "#702"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/677", "label": "#677"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/700", "label": "#700"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/709", "label": "#709"}]
changelog:id34 changelog id34 0.38 (2020-03-08) The Docker build of Datasette now uses SQLite 3.31.1, upgraded from 3.26. ( #695 ) datasette publish cloudrun now accepts an optional --memory=2Gi flag for setting the Cloud Run allocated memory to a value other than the default (256Mi). ( #694 ) Fixed bug where templates that shipped with plugins were sometimes not being correctly loaded. ( #697 ) ["Changelog"] [{"href": "https://hub.docker.com/r/datasetteproject/datasette", "label": "Docker build"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/695", "label": "#695"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/694", "label": "#694"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/697", "label": "#697"}]
changelog:id35 changelog id35 0.37.1 (2020-03-02) Don't attempt to count table rows to display on the index page for databases > 100MB. ( #688 ) Print exceptions if they occur in the write thread rather than silently swallowing them. Handle the possibility of scope["path"] being a string rather than bytes Better documentation for the extra_template_vars(template, database, table, columns, view_name, request, datasette) plugin hook. ["Changelog"] [{"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/688", "label": "#688"}]
changelog:id36 changelog id36 0.37 (2020-02-25) Plugins now have a supported mechanism for writing to a database, using the new .execute_write() and .execute_write_fn() methods. Documentation . ( #682 ) Immutable databases that have had their rows counted using the inspect command now use the calculated count more effectively - thanks, Kevin Keogh. ( #666 ) --reload no longer restarts the server if a database file is modified, unless that database was opened immutable mode with -i . ( #494 ) New ?_searchmode=raw option turns off escaping for FTS queries in ?_search= allowing full use of SQLite's FTS5 query syntax . ( #676 ) ["Changelog"] [{"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/682", "label": "#682"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/pull/666", "label": "#666"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/494", "label": "#494"}, {"href": "https://www.sqlite.org/fts5.html#full_text_query_syntax", "label": "FTS5 query syntax"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/676", "label": "#676"}]
changelog:id37 changelog id37 0.36 (2020-02-21) The datasette object passed to plugins now has API documentation: Datasette class . ( #576 ) New methods on datasette : .add_database() and .remove_database() - documentation . ( #671 ) prepare_connection() plugin hook now takes optional datasette and database arguments - prepare_connection(conn, database, datasette) . ( #678 ) Added three new plugins and one new conversion tool to the The Datasette Ecosystem . ["Changelog"] [{"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/576", "label": "#576"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/671", "label": "#671"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/678", "label": "#678"}]
changelog:id38 changelog id38 0.35 (2020-02-04) Added five new plugins and one new conversion tool to the The Datasette Ecosystem . The Datasette class has a new render_template() method which can be used by plugins to render templates using Datasette's pre-configured Jinja templating library. You can now execute SQL queries that start with a -- comment - thanks, Jay Graves ( #653 ) ["Changelog"] [{"href": "https://jinja.palletsprojects.com/", "label": "Jinja"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/pull/653", "label": "#653"}]
changelog:id39 changelog id39 0.34 (2020-01-29) _search= queries are now correctly escaped using a new escape_fts() custom SQL function. This means you can now run searches for strings like park. without seeing errors. ( #651 ) Google Cloud Run is no longer in beta, so datasette publish cloudrun has been updated to work even if the user has not installed the gcloud beta components package. Thanks, Katie McLaughlin ( #660 ) datasette package now accepts a --port option for specifying which port the resulting Docker container should listen on. ( #661 ) ["Changelog"] [{"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/651", "label": "#651"}, {"href": "https://cloud.google.com/run/", "label": "Google Cloud Run"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/pull/660", "label": "#660"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/661", "label": "#661"}]
changelog:id4 changelog id4 0.54 (2021-01-25) The two big new features in this release are the _internal SQLite in-memory database storing details of all connected databases and tables, and support for JavaScript modules in plugins and additional scripts. For additional commentary on this release, see Datasette 0.54, the annotated release notes . ["Changelog"] [{"href": "https://simonwillison.net/2021/Jan/25/datasette/", "label": "Datasette 0.54, the annotated release notes"}]
changelog:id40 changelog id40 0.33 (2019-12-22) rowid is now included in dropdown menus for filtering tables ( #636 ) Columns are now only suggested for faceting if they have at least one value with more than one record ( #638 ) Queries with no results now display "0 results" ( #637 ) Improved documentation for the --static option ( #641 ) asyncio task information is now included on the /-/threads debug page Bumped Uvicorn dependency 0.11 You can now use --port 0 to listen on an available port New template_debug setting for debugging templates, e.g. https://latest.datasette.io/fixtures/roadside_attractions?_context=1 ( #654 ) ["Changelog"] [{"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/636", "label": "#636"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/638", "label": "#638"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/637", "label": "#637"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/641", "label": "#641"}, {"href": "https://latest.datasette.io/fixtures/roadside_attractions?_context=1", "label": "https://latest.datasette.io/fixtures/roadside_attractions?_context=1"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/654", "label": "#654"}]
changelog:id41 changelog id41 0.32 (2019-11-14) Datasette now renders templates using Jinja async mode . This means plugins can provide custom template functions that perform asynchronous actions, for example the new datasette-template-sql plugin which allows custom templates to directly execute SQL queries and render their results. ( #628 ) ["Changelog"] [{"href": "https://jinja.palletsprojects.com/en/2.10.x/api/#async-support", "label": "Jinja async mode"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette-template-sql", "label": "datasette-template-sql"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/628", "label": "#628"}]
changelog:id42 changelog id42 0.31.2 (2019-11-13) Fixed a bug where datasette publish heroku applications failed to start ( #633 ) Fix for datasette publish with just --source_url - thanks, Stanley Zheng ( #572 ) Deployments to Heroku now use Python 3.8.0 ( #632 ) ["Changelog"] [{"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/633", "label": "#633"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/572", "label": "#572"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/632", "label": "#632"}]
changelog:id43 changelog id43 0.31.1 (2019-11-12) Deployments created using datasette publish now use python:3.8 base Docker image ( #629 ) ["Changelog"] [{"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/pull/629", "label": "#629"}]
changelog:id44 changelog id44 0.31 (2019-11-11) This version adds compatibility with Python 3.8 and breaks compatibility with Python 3.5. If you are still running Python 3.5 you should stick with 0.30.2 , which you can install like this: pip install datasette==0.30.2 Format SQL button now works with read-only SQL queries - thanks, Tobias Kunze ( #602 ) New ?column__notin=x,y,z filter for table views ( #614 ) Table view now uses select col1, col2, col3 instead of select * Database filenames can now contain spaces - thanks, Tobias Kunze ( #590 ) Removed obsolete ?_group_count=col feature ( #504 ) Improved user interface and documentation for datasette publish cloudrun ( #608 ) Tables with indexes now show the CREATE INDEX statements on the table page ( #618 ) Current version of uvicorn is now shown on /-/versions Python 3.8 is now supported! ( #622 ) Python 3.5 is no longer supported. ["Changelog"] [{"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/pull/602", "label": "#602"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/614", "label": "#614"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/pull/590", "label": "#590"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/504", "label": "#504"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/608", "label": "#608"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/618", "label": "#618"}, {"href": "https://www.uvicorn.org/", "label": "uvicorn"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/622", "label": "#622"}]
changelog:id45 changelog id45 0.30.2 (2019-11-02) /-/plugins page now uses distribution name e.g. datasette-cluster-map instead of the name of the underlying Python package ( datasette_cluster_map ) ( #606 ) Array faceting is now only suggested for columns that contain arrays of strings ( #562 ) Better documentation for the --host argument ( #574 ) Don't show None with a broken link for the label on a nullable foreign key ( #406 ) ["Changelog"] [{"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/606", "label": "#606"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/562", "label": "#562"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/574", "label": "#574"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/406", "label": "#406"}]
changelog:id46 changelog id46 0.30.1 (2019-10-30) Fixed bug where ?_where= parameter was not persisted in hidden form fields ( #604 ) Fixed bug with .JSON representation of row pages - thanks, Chris Shaw ( #603 ) ["Changelog"] [{"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/604", "label": "#604"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/603", "label": "#603"}]
changelog:id47 changelog id47 0.30 (2019-10-18) Added /-/threads debugging page Allow EXPLAIN WITH... ( #583 ) Button to format SQL - thanks, Tobias Kunze ( #136 ) Sort databases on homepage by argument order - thanks, Tobias Kunze ( #585 ) Display metadata footer on custom SQL queries - thanks, Tobias Kunze ( #589 ) Use --platform=managed for publish cloudrun ( #587 ) Fixed bug returning non-ASCII characters in CSV ( #584 ) Fix for /foo v.s. /foo-bar bug ( #601 ) ["Changelog"] [{"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/583", "label": "#583"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/136", "label": "#136"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/585", "label": "#585"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/pull/589", "label": "#589"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/587", "label": "#587"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/584", "label": "#584"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/601", "label": "#601"}]
changelog:id48 changelog id48 0.29.3 (2019-09-02) Fixed implementation of CodeMirror on database page ( #560 ) Documentation typo fixes - thanks, Min ho Kim ( #561 ) Mechanism for detecting if a table has FTS enabled now works if the table name used alternative escaping mechanisms ( #570 ) - for compatibility with a recent change to sqlite-utils . ["Changelog"] [{"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/560", "label": "#560"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/pull/561", "label": "#561"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/570", "label": "#570"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/sqlite-utils/pull/57", "label": "a recent change to sqlite-utils"}]
changelog:id49 changelog id49 0.29.2 (2019-07-13) Bumped Uvicorn to 0.8.4, fixing a bug where the query string was not included in the server logs. ( #559 ) Fixed bug where the navigation breadcrumbs were not displayed correctly on the page for a custom query. ( #558 ) Fixed bug where custom query names containing unicode characters caused errors. ["Changelog"] [{"href": "https://www.uvicorn.org/", "label": "Uvicorn"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/559", "label": "#559"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/558", "label": "#558"}]
changelog:id5 changelog id5 0.53 (2020-12-10) Datasette has an official project website now, at https://datasette.io/ . This release mainly updates the documentation to reflect the new site. New ?column__arraynotcontains= table filter. ( #1132 ) datasette serve has a new --create option, which will create blank database files if they do not already exist rather than exiting with an error. ( #1135 ) New ?_header=off option for CSV export which omits the CSV header row, documented here . ( #1133 ) "Powered by Datasette" link in the footer now links to https://datasette.io/ . ( #1138 ) Project news no longer lives in the README - it can now be found at https://datasette.io/news . ( #1137 ) ["Changelog"] [{"href": "https://datasette.io/", "label": "https://datasette.io/"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/1132", "label": "#1132"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/1135", "label": "#1135"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/1133", "label": "#1133"}, {"href": "https://datasette.io/", "label": "https://datasette.io/"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/1138", "label": "#1138"}, {"href": "https://datasette.io/news", "label": "https://datasette.io/news"}, {"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette/issues/1137", "label": "#1137"}]

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