[Grok-dev] Re: Benefits of Grok -- please contribute

Martin Aspeli optilude at gmx.net
Wed May 16 17:08:54 EDT 2007

Martijn Faassen wrote:
> Luciano Ramalho wrote:
>> On 5/15/07, Lennart Regebro <regebro at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Well, it's fully possible to make an automated export of objects that
>>> have schemas. That could be a marketing tool.
>> I was thinking about that yesterday, Lennart. A cool demo to have on
>> the Grok or Zope 3 site would be a tool that generated the SQL CREATE
>> and INSERT commands necessary to extract data in bulk from the ZODB.
> Before we can use all this for marketing is to have someone to actually 
> write it. :)
> Another route you could walk (that I've walked before) is to enable XML 
> export of data. Now I'm sitting on some code that can help with that, 
> but it's awaiting the finishing of martian integration. :)

I think XML makes more sense than an SQL dump. Dumping to SQL isn't 
terribly interesting since people tend to design their own SQL schemata. 
XML is a much more agnostic format.


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