Dear all, we are just starting to publish our activity data and I want to check that I understand the process correctly:
I ‘publish’ our activity data by registering a data set at https://iatiregistry.org/dashboard/datasets which links to a file that I store at a url of our choice
When I want to update our activity file I just replace the file at our url with a new activity xml file. There is no need to re-register it
People who want to consume the data have to either read it from all of the individual xml files scattered around the web or alternatively pull it from another source that has already done so. The iati registry itself does not collate the data
If the three statements above are correct then I have a couple of extra questions:
A. How often is our xml file read or does that depend on who is doing the reading? I’m imagining that whoever is polling the file just looks at the file datestamp to see when there are changes
B. When I initially register the dataset there is a ‘Date Updated’ field but I don’t see what that is for if I only have to register the data once. Do we actually need to complete that?
Hope that makes sense. I’m trying to pull together bits of info. from various places to get the process down.