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Development roadmap

Please be aware that the OpenRefine roadmap is subject to change at any time, so please check back regularly, and monitor milestones, projects and issues in Github to keep up to date with current plans.

If there are features you would like to see that are not currently listed here or in current milestones, projects and issues, please add them to the issue tracker.

Planned releases


New backend storage option to allow using much bigger datasets at the expense of real-time feedback.

New UI (possibly Vue or React based)

Work in progress

Alongside the planned releases there are often smaller pieces of work in progress. Check for recently updated issues and pull requests to see what is currently in the works.

On the back burner

Some aspects of OpenRefine have previously been targeted for release, but have not made it into a release and have not been worked on recently. If you would like to see features in these areas, please create an issue the describes what development you would like to see:

  • Streamlining traditional features
  • Views: map, timeline, protovis (D3.js) charts
  • Better machinery to guess and re-encode cell values (useful for fixing encoding issues)
  • Collaborative editing support (see documentation on the 'broker protocol' to see where this work was going)
  • Column groups