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

Michael Clay (JIRA) jira at osuosl.org
Tue Jun 27 12:59:51 PDT 2006

     [ http://bugs.osuosl.org/browse/MNT-1410?page=comments#action_11037 ]
Michael Clay commented on MNT-1410:

This is being made into a module currently.  To facilitate old CSV's it's going to need to be broken into two parts, Legacy CSV (Maintain prior to 3.0) and then the new CSV backup.  Both of these modules are going to be able to facilitate the export AND import of the data into Maintain.

> 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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