[Zope] flat file db, favorite links, and zope
Wed, 20 Sep 2000 17:18:01 -0700
Thanks for the information. I created a test db file and followed the
zope external methods how-to, but when I went to create the
external method I received a syntax error. Is there something
wrong with your syntax, or how I am doing it? (Also, if my db file
was a semi-colon delimited file it looks like I would replace the ','
portion with ':' right? I really must pick up a python book!)
Here is the code (.py file) and the test db file:
"""returns list of items in comma separated
file with name *filename*."""
On 21 Sep 2000, at 0:33, Dieter Maurer wrote:
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> > I have a comma delimited file ...
> > ... If so, does one of them allow me to use
> > my existing db file (at least import it)?
> There will be no problem to import your file.
> The following external method imports the file
> and returns the list of its elements.
> This list can then be processed with "dtml-in":
> import string
> def importCommaSeparatedFile(filename):
> """returns list of items in comma separated file with name *filename*."""
> return string.split(open(filename).read(),',')
> To do the whole work, you have to learn something about
> Zope, external methods, "dtml-in" and maybe Z SQL methods
> (if your links go into a relational database).
> You will have to do some homework.