Requests data dictionary

To see which options are available for select fields, consult the submission form.

Required properties for submission

submitter_contact_info, request_notes, location_described

Form submission

PropertyTypeDescription

coverage_range

string

A range of dates or years covered by this request

data_requirements

string

Details the data must have, like "case numbers" or "incident location".

location_described

string

Is your research focused on a specific department? Are you comparing two counties or cities?

submission_notes

string (textarea)

What are you trying to learn? Are you trying to answer a specific question, or complete a specific project? Is there anything you've already tried?

submitter_contact_info

string

How should we contact you to respond to this request? We won't share this with volunteers without your permission. We will never display it publicly or with volunteers without your permission.

target_date

string

When would you like to see this request filled? Are you working on a deadline?

Management & display

PropertyTypeDescription

archive_reason

string

Why was this archived?

data_sources

link to data sources

Airtable link to relevant sources by airtable ID

date_created

datetime

When this was created

date_status_last_changed

datetime

When the value of request_status last changed

github_issue

string

Link to the GitHub issue associated with this request. Added manually in Airtable, by integration in v2.

id

autonumber

Used for display in Airtable.

internal_notes

string

Internal notes by PDAP staff about the request.

pdap_response

string

Public notes by PDAP about the request.

record_types_required

array

Multi-select from our taxonomy.

related_requests

link to other requests

Manually linked. Will be deprecated in favor of GitHub.

request_status

array

Will be migrated to GitHub Project status and Issue status.

volunteer_contact

boolean (Airtable checkbox)

The requestor has given a member of staff permission to connect them with volunteers.

withdrawal_reason

array

Describe why issues were withdrawn, for metrics tracking.

work_required

array

Types of work that might be needed to respond to the request, such as "data location" or "web scraping"

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