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From "Jacques Le Roux" <jacques.le.r...@les7arts.com>
Subject Re: Funambol Integration (was: Entities Id as VARCHAR)
Date Wed, 06 Apr 2011 20:48:43 GMT
Ho, it should run on trunk, I used r1055454. I will try to see the status tomorrow morning...
The Jira was almost done but I got 
very busy since then...


From: "Adrian Crum" <adrian.crum@sandglass-software.com>
> Nothing is impossible.
> I would be interested in taking a look at it - even if it doesn't run on the current
> -Adrian
> On 4/6/2011 9:37 AM, Jacques Le Roux wrote:
>> Hé wait Adrian, during fall I have already re-written their Funambol module, with
doc ready and all. It's just that I have not
>> enough time to publish it on Jira (was done for previous client in a custom app).
I just need to test it again in OFBiz OOTB...
>> If you are interested there is only one point I could not handle (and I think it's
>> https://core.forge.funambol.org/ds/viewMessage.do?dsForumId=405&dsMessageId=139101
>> Jacques
>> From: "Adrian Crum" <adrian.crum@sandglass-software.com>
>>> Opentaps going with Hibernate (and Spring) was a useless effort, in my opinion.
>>> Coincidentally, I'm currently working on rewriting their Funambol module so it
will run on plain OFBiz, and I can assure you,
>>> adding those technologies does nothing more than make a simple task unnecessarily
>>> OFBiz has the ability to generate UI artifacts from the database.
>>> -Adrian
>>> On 4/5/2011 5:57 PM, Mansour Al Akeel wrote:
>>>> Adrian,
>>>> Evalutating other technologies and how I can utilize them and combine
>>>> them with ofbiz database is not a waste of time, like you claim.
>>>> There are technologies available that allow us to generate data model,
>>>> and services from the database, and leave us with only UI to create. Some
>>>> like isis may even create the UI using naked objects, from the database.
>>>> I wanted to see how far I can go, generating JPA entities using ofbiz database.
>>>> That's why I wanted to name an id "id", and make it an integer.
>>>> This is not useless effort. Opentaps, have gone with hibernate already !
>>>> I trully value your advice about how to use my time productively.
>>>> On Tue Apr 05,2011 09:24 pm, Adrian Crum wrote:
>>>>> Huh? What does Isis have to do with OFBiz?
>>>>> -Adrian
>>>>> On 4/5/2011 5:19 PM, Mansour Al Akeel wrote:
>>>>>> http://incubator.apache.org/isis/
>>>>>> On Tue Apr 05,2011 08:18 pm, Adrian Crum wrote:
>>>>>>> Why would you want to do that? It would result in rewriting the
>>>>>>> project to change the field names.
>>>>>>> It seems to me you will be wasting a lot of time trying to make
>>>>>>> code look the way you want it to look - without adding anything
new or
>>>>>>> fixing anything. Instead, why not use the project in the way
it was
>>>>>>> intended, and spend your time getting something useful accomplished?
>>>>>>> -Adrian
>>>>>>> On 4/5/2011 4:13 PM, Mansour Al Akeel wrote:
>>>>>>>> Thank you all. I understand now the reasons behind using
>>>>>>>> I found my way around this. I can just change the data type
in the
>>>>>>>> fieldtypepostnew.xml. This way I can declare all the ids
as integers,
>>>>>>>> and indicators as boolean instead of CHAR(1).
>>>>>>>> However still wondering if there is a way to change the name
of the ids
>>>>>>>> to only id without having to go through each foriegn key.
>>>>>>>> On Mon Apr 04,2011 05:08 am, David E Jones wrote:
>>>>>>>>> As for naming all "id" fields just plain "id", it makes
it far more difficult to keep track of foreign keys. The nice 
>>>>>>>>> thing
>>>>>>>>> about giving even sequenced ID fields a somewhat unique
name is that you can use that same name on other entities/tables 
>>>>>>>>> and
>>>>>>>>> have them match up automatically.
>>>>>>>>> The Entity Engine does a lot with field name mapping
for relationships between entities, and there are thousands of these 
>>>>>>>>> in
>>>>>>>>> the OFBiz data model, so the few extra characters goes
a long way toward making things easier to understand and maintain.
>>>>>>>>> -David
>>>>>>>>> On Apr 4, 2011, at 12:19 AM, Erwan de FERRIERES wrote:
>>>>>>>>>> Le 03/04/2011 06:15, Mansour Al Akeel a ?crit :
>>>>>>>>>>> Hello all,
>>>>>>>>>>> I am wondering about the reasons behind using
VARCHAR for entities Id,
>>>>>>>>>>> instead of a numeric value with autoincrement.
Another thing is the
>>>>>>>>>>> naming of the primary key. For example, accommodation_class
has it's
>>>>>>>>>>> primary key as "accommodation_class_id". Wouldn't
it be easier just to
>>>>>>>>>>> name it "id"?
>>>>>>>>>> Hi Mansour,
>>>>>>>>>> just go to this page : 
>>>>>>>>>> http://ofbiz.135035.n4.nabble.com/Why-primary-keys-are-VAR-CHAR-type-in-OFBiz-td146555.html#a146562
>>>>>>>>>> Cheers,
>>>>>>>>>> -- 
>>>>>>>>>> Erwan de FERRIERES
>>>>>>>>>> www.nereide.biz

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