[Zope-DB] automating db connections

Joel Burton joel@joelburton.com
Wed, 6 Mar 2002 12:02:27 -0500 (EST)

On Tue, 5 Mar 2002, Dieter Maurer wrote:

> D.Rick Anderson writes:
>  > I need to figure out how to close and re-open a database connection from
>  > within Zope.
> This calls for a standard answer:
>   You can do it from Zope Management Screen.
>   Look at the source of the defining dtml page.

Yep. Always a good idea. Look at the source for the frame where the button
to "close connection" appears, and you can see that this is
manage_close_connection. To open, it's manage_open_connection.
ZSQL stuf can be a little tricky to find by source code since there's a
few levels of abstraction going on, but this methods are defined in

You could use xron or just plain ordinary cron, having cron use
lynx/wget/curl/python-urllib/whatever to get the pages
/folder/db_item/manage_close_connection then manage_open_connection


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