OCDS Data Review Tool#

The DRT is a web application that allows you to review Open Contracting data, validate it against the Open Contracting Data Standard, and review it for errors or places for improvement. You can also use it to convert data between JSON and Excel spreadsheet formats.

Docs about running locally etc. at https://ocds-data-review-tool.readthedocs.io/en/latest/

This documentation is for people who wish to contribute to or modify the Data Review Tool (DRT).

The CoVE documentation might also be relevant.

There are drafts of another couple how-tos for adding headlines and modifying validation error messages.

Running it locally#

  • Clone the repository

  • Change into the cloned repository

  • Create a virtual environment (note this application uses python3)

  • Activate the virtual environment

  • Install dependencies

  • Set up the database (sqlite3)

  • Compile the translations

  • Run the development server

git clone https://github.com/open-contracting/cove-ocds.git
cd cove-ocds
python3 -m venv .ve
source .ve/bin/activate
pip install -r requirements_dev.txt
python manage.py migrate
python manage.py compilemessages
python manage.py runserver

This will make the test site available on the local machine only. If you are running in some kind of container, or on a remote development machine you will need to run:

ALLOWED_HOSTS='XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX' python manage.py runserver

where XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX is the IP address that you’ll be using to access the running service.