[turba] keep turba in sync with employees DB

Michael Rubinsky mrubinsk at horde.org
Thu Jun 18 14:39:43 UTC 2009

Quoting Andreas Moroder <andreas.moroder at sb-brixen.it>:

> Hello,
> we have a oracle DB with data about our employees that include  
> phonenumber and mail. We would like to keep the turba address book (  
> postgres ) in sync with this oracle DB using a perl script that  
> should be called by cron every night.
> Is there documentation on how turba stores the data in in the  
> postgres tables the way we can access them via DBD:pg  or is there a  
> simple API ?

Turba has methods such search, getContact, replace, and import that  
could be used for something like this.  However, if what your doing is  
simply updating a few fields of existing contacts, it might be easier  
for you to modify the turba_objects table directly. Most of the fields  
in the turba_objects table are self explanatory. Some that might not  
be include the object_id - a locally unique identifier, object_uid - a  
globally unique identifier used mostly for syncing, owner_id - this is  
either the username of the owner of the contact (if not using a shared  
source) or the id of the share that represents the address book this  
contact belongs to, object_type would always be "Object" for a  
contact, object_members is only used when the entry defines a contact  
group and contains a serialized hash of the contact ids that it  



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