Getting Started with SODA

So you want to win that hackathon or build the next hot open data app? Follow the Getting Started guide for App Developers at to get yourself started. Learn about finding the API endpoint, building filters and queries, and getting set up with an App Token.

Access Start Guide

Additional API Documentation

Ready to start coding? Check out the API Catalog with documentation for all the datasets.

Visit API Catalog

ENERGY STAR Essentials

Learn more about ENERGY STAR and what products are included in these datasets. If you are interested in creating an app with the open data on this site, sign up for updates regarding changes to datasets.

How do I access an API?

Find the API Access Endpoint

Under SODA API, you will find the link for the API Endpoint as well as each column id for that dataset.

Find API information through the Export button.

Every dataset, map, chart, and filtered view has an API! Find the API endpoints and column names through the Export button, under SODA API.

Test drive a live example now!

Click the link below! It will make a live request to the Certified Televisions dataset so you can see what data is returned. Learn more about how to use the API.