One4All Package Tutorial

Hannah Sherrod, Win Cowger


Document Overview

This document outlines the One4All package and highlights the main functions to validate data without using the validator app. It is the user’s choice whether to work in the validator app or to use the One4All package. After reading this document, users will have a better understanding of the One4All package development and the main functions to validate, share, and download data. To access the One4All package, go to our GitHub and link it directly to your own device in R.

The One4All package is the backbone of the validator app. If you are looking for a tutorial on how to use the app see the Validator App Tutorial.


After installing the R package, read in the following library:


To run the app, run the command run_app():


Validate Data: Reading and Formatting Data

The function below validates data using the One4All package. Replace the parameters defined below with your actual values or file paths. The 'data_names' should be replaced with the tables from the rules sheet.

'files_data': A list of file paths for the dataset to be validated (either ‘CSV’ or ‘Excel’ files).

'data_names': (Optional) A character vector of names for the datasets. If not provided, names will be extracted from the file paths. '(ex. methodology, samples, particles)'

'file_rules': A file path for the rules file, either in ‘CSV’ or ‘Excel’ format.

  data_names = NULL,
  file_rules = NULL,

Check for malicious files

The function below checks for malicious files. If any of the provided files appear to have a malicious extension, the function will stop and raise an error. The argument, 'files', is a character vector of file paths, which can be paths to zip or individual files. If any malicious file is found, the code will return ‘TRUE’, otherwise it will say ‘FALSE’.


Read rules

The function below reads rules from a file or a data frame. Acceptable file formats are ‘CSV’ or ‘Excel’ files.


Read data

The function reads and formats data from ‘CSV’ or ‘Excel’ files. The argument, 'files_data', is the list of files to be read, and 'data_names', is the optional vector of names for the data frames.

read_data(files_data, data_names = NULL)

Broken Rules

If there are any invalid data, users can view the broken rules using the 'rules_broken' function. Replace the 'results' and 'show_decision' parameters with your values. Ensure that the results are in the format of a dataframe by specifying the table (ex. [[1]], [[2]], and [[3]]).

broken_rules <- rules_broken(results = result_valid$results[[1]], show_decision = TRUE)

Where is this data shared?

In the One4All package, the 'remote share' function shares the validated data to MongoDB, CKAN, and/or Amazon S3. The purpose of having three options is for user preference on where to share their data:

MongoDB is a NoSQL database that stores data in BSON format, allowing for flexible data structures.

CKAN is an open-source data portal platform, allowing for managing and sharing datasets.

Amazon S3 is a cloud-based object storage service, providing scalable and durable storage for a wide variety of data types.

The 'remote_share' function is shown below.

shared_data <- remote_share(validation = result_valid,
                            data_formatted = result_valid$data_formatted,
                            files = test_file,
                            verified = "your_verified_key",
                            valid_key = "your_valid_key",
                            valid_rules = digest::digest(test_rules),
                            ckan_url = "",
                            ckan_key = "your_ckan_key",
                            ckan_package = "your_ckan_package",
                            url_to_send = "",
                            rules = test_rules,
                            results = valid_example$results,
                            s3_key_id = "your_s3_key_id",
                            s3_secret_key = "your_s3_secret_key",
                            s3_region = "your_s3_region",
                            s3_bucket = "your_s3_bucket",
                            mongo_key = "your_mongo_key",
                            mongo_collection = "your_mongo_collection",
                            old_cert = NULL

How is the data downloaded?

The 'remote_download' function allows users to download data from MongoDB, CKAN, and/or Amazon S3. The data is retrieved based on the 'hashed_data' identifier (the dataset ID from a downloaded certificate) and assumes the data is stored using the same naming conventions provided in the 'remote_share' function.

The 'remote_download' function is shown below.

 downloaded_data <- remote_download(hashed_data = "example_hash",
                                     ckan_url = "",
                                     ckan_key = "your_ckan_key",
                                     ckan_package = "your_ckan_package",
                                     s3_key_id = "your_s3_key_id",
                                     s3_secret_key = "your_s3_secret_key",
                                     s3_region = "your_s3_region",
                                     s3_bucket = "your_s3_bucket",
                                     mongo_key = "mongo_key",
                                     mongo_collection = "mongo_collection")