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From BJ Freeman <bjf...@free-man.net>
Date Sat, 14 Oct 2006 11:29:25 GMT
based on experience, it is better to have a direct connect, based on 
manhours to get fixed width formatted and verified.

do a goggle search on
Unix odbc java
and you will get a lot of links
this one has many providers

 From there you have a couple of options.
one is to just dump the data and manually massage it to ofbiZ data. Not 
second is to connect it to ofbiZ as it own instances and then write some 
  code to port from it to ofbiz.
third is to write entity defs for the old data then use the entity 
engine to covert from the old data to the new data.

each has it pluses and minuses.

James Troup sent the following on 10/13/2006 11:57 PM:
> Hi BJ,
> Original data can be spooled out as fixed width plain text as it 
> currently prints to tractor feed paper.
> Otherwise, I am told there is an ODBC interface (but no one has figured 
> out how to use it).
> Obviously the ODBC interface would be nice to plugin to, but I don't 
> know if it is more hassle than what it is worth.
> James
> BJ Freeman wrote:
>> How are you going to access the orginal data?
>> James Troup sent the following on 10/13/2006 6:39 PM:
>>> Hi All,
>>> I work for a small company in Adelaide Australia and we are in the 
>>> process of getting OfBiz up and running.
>>> I am facing the daunting task of getting the historical data out of 
>>> the old unix based system we are using into OfBiz.
>>> I have looked through the info in the wiki on the go-integral.com 
>>> website, however I am still feeling quite under equipped for the task.
>>> Can anyone point me to some more documentation on importing data into 
>>> OfBiz?
>>> Thanks,
>>> James

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