[turba] keep turba in sync with employees DB
mrubinsk at horde.org
Thu Jun 18 17:44:49 UTC 2009
Quoting Andreas Moroder <andreas.moroder at sb-brixen.it>:
>> 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 contains.
> Hello Mike,
> when employees quit or new one begin I have to delete or add records
> from the main address book. This looks a little bit complicated.
> Probably the best way would be to delete all the records of this
> address book and reimport all. Because this entries will never be
> synched with a phone or so it should not be a problem that they
> change id.
> I found the import_vcards.php script, but cannot find two things:
> - instructions on how to start a php script from the command line
> - a script that deletes the entries of a address book
That's what the API methods are for. No reason to delete the whole
address book, why not just delete the contact, add a new one? Look in
turba/lib/api.php - the _turba_delete() method to remove an entry,
_turba_import() to add an entry. You would use _turba_sources()
and/or _turba_search() if you needed to locate the contact first.
There is admittedly little documentation regarding the API - what we
have in on the wiki and at http://dev.horde.org. There are also a few
blog entries about programming against horde application apis starting
> Could you tell me where I find both ?
starting a php script from the command line? :~ mrubinsk$
./script_name.php or :~ mrubinsk$ path/to/php ./script_name.php
we have no existing script to delete entries via the command line, but
this is possible via the api methods mentioned above.
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