[Zambia] methods and terminology

Peter Olszowka p.olszowka at gmail.com
Mon Apr 13 15:19:57 PDT 2009


A script for taking a CSV file and making a MYSQL dump from it is
already part of the Zambia source code.  However, it creates
participant accounts which are enabled for login.  It shouldn't be
much tweaking to modify that one aspect.


2009/4/13 Stirling Westrup <sti at pooq.com>:
> Peter Olszowka wrote:
>> This issue regarding importing participants came with in a meeting
>> Stirling and Terry and I had over two months ago.  Stirling and Terry
>>  said they would deal with it.
> This was my understanding as well. IIRC, the plan was to take a list of the
> participants (in whatever convenient form we have it) and convert it
> programmatically to a MySQL dump format so that we can simply undump it into
> the program.
> I *believe* the plan was for someone (Terry?) to work out what the MySQL
> dump format would have to be, and for me to write a Perl script or something
> to transform our current data to be in that format.
> The only downside to this is that its best done as a once-only deal, so we
> need to have the import list of participants finalized before we put it into
> Zambia.
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