[Maintain-dev] [JIRA] Commented: (MNT-1410) Produce a CSV or XML representation of objects

Frederic Wenzel (JIRA) jira at osuosl.org
Tue Jun 20 09:46:51 PDT 2006

     [ http://bugs.osuosl.org/browse/MNT-1410?page=comments#action_11002 ]
Frederic Wenzel commented on MNT-1410:

Does anything have happened with this feature? It has a link in Maintain, but it does not produce anything useful.

So we have to decide either to implement it correctly or defer it and remove the link.

> Produce a CSV or XML representation of objects
> ----------------------------------------------
>          Key: MNT-1410
>          URL: http://bugs.osuosl.org/browse/MNT-1410
>      Project: Maintain
>         Type: New Feature
>   Components: Modules
>     Versions: 3.0
>  Environment: Windows ME on SPARC arch
>     Reporter: Zack Bartel
>     Assignee: Zack Bartel
>     Priority: Minor

> As discussed in IRC with danny_osl and wenzel, we need to decide how to implement object dumps/representations. The old way is to Email a comma separated value report to the user. We are thinking of new ways to do this. We had the following ideas
> ** Each object knows how to make its own CSV/XML ie $host->csv()
> ** The form knows how to make the CSV/XML for each object
> ** A module knows how to make the CSV/XML for *all* objects
> This brings up the following quesitons:
> * How should the reports be formatted
> ** Straight field dump or pretty representations
> * What will this be used for
> ** Reporting
> ** DB backup/restore
> Sorry to cut short but please add thoughts

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