[Zope-CMF] DBMS back-end for CMF?

Tres Seaver tseaver@zope.com
17 Apr 2002 18:45:03 -0400

On Wed, 2002-04-17 at 15:13, Tim Lavoie wrote:
> Hi there,
> I've been using Zope for a while, but am quite new to CMF. We're
> hoping to make some use of it for a client, but would like to keep
> quite a bit of their data in a PostgreSQL database.
> I have an exUserFolder set to use the database for authentication, and
> can sign up within CMF to create a new entry there. However, what I'd
> like to do is to have CMF properties for a member stored there as
> well. While CMF would probably do fine in its normal usage, we want to
> be able to use other back-end tools to process client data later, so
> would prefer to have it outside of ZODB for the most part.
> Is this a reasonable thing for CMF? 

Yes.  The CMF's "tools" are intended to be replaceable;  in your case,
you want to replace the 'portal_memberdata' tool with one which reads
and writes member properties via SQL.  The interface for the tool is
defined in:


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