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(Part 2) Update Records in NationBuild API using OpenRefine



This article is part of a series of tutorials to use NationBuilder API. We wrote them in collaboration with Campaign Gears. In the previous article, we explained how to retrieve people information via NationBuilder API. This article explains how to use OpenRefine to bulk update information via NationBuilder API.

(Part 1) Collecting data from NationalBuilder API with OpenRefine


This article is part of a series of tutorials to use NationBuilder API. We wrote them in collaboration with Campaign GearsNationalBuilder is an online software that helps organizations to coordinate their community. It supports members management, web pages, finances, and online communications. NationalBuilder has an API that gives access to NationalBuilder's core features. 

The NationalBuilder API has extensive documentation and options to explore all available features. Using the API Explorer, you can explore the different API endpoints. These endpoints allow you to review all data available in the NationalBuilder API. You can learn more about the API in the Developer Blog and API Documentation.


The NationalBuilder API documentation provides examples of how to access the API with Ruby, PHP, and Python. In this article, we explain how non-developer can use the API thanks to OpenRefine.  We describe two techniques: one using cURL and OpenRefine and one using only OpenRefine.