Data.fs and blobs, whats in them and how might I access them?

Asked by mark mcdougall on 2014-03-04

Wondering about data.fs and blobs regarding what might be in each and whether they are accessible or changeable or as it were encrypted/unreadable?
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2014-03-07
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2014-06-10
Tom Hoffman (tom-hoffman) said : #1

The blobs are binary data -- photos, pdfs, etc. Things which are separate files.

mark mcdougall (mmcdouga) said : #2

how might I look into Data.fs ?

Tom Hoffman (tom-hoffman) said : #3

SchoolTool uses the Zope Object Database -- ZODB. It is not a relational database, so it doesn't have tables, and to introspect it directly you (more or less) have to create a Python script that imports the necessary objects from schooltool. You can't just peer into it like a regular relational database. This is, of course, a disadvantage. If we were starting over, we probably wouldn't do it this way, but it does work.

I'm not sure if we have an example of a script lying around.

Emmanuel Awokoya (ewhothinks) said : #4

But in the newest version would you be starting over. Because to me schooltool should be the status quo for users using LInux/Ubuntu for Education especially in managing Schools and educational Institution. Having a relational database could help us modify to suit the purpose of the diversity of different school in different locality. Since most different school have different systems.

Chirag Rajkarnikar (irfire13) said : #5

Is the example script to access the schooltool database available? If so, where can i find it?

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