[the-datatank] newbie on the loose

Jan Vansteenlandt vansteenlandt.jan at gmail.com
Wed Mar 14 15:02:22 UTC 2012

On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 2:52 PM, Marc Portier <marc.portier at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi all,
Hi marc,

> Have just started playing with the datatank, and am getting stuck on
> the SHP support.
> The related [SHP] section is not showing up under the TDTInfo/Admin
>  I know it has a dependency on php-base but I'm too new to php to
> know where to look for what.
>  I've been trying
>    -
> http://linuxhints.blogspot.com/2006/06/i-needed-to-have-php-compiled-with.html
> (failure during build on the launching an embedded mysql apparently)
> and
>    -
> http://www.calipus.com/blogs/install-and-configure-php-dbase-ubuntu-1010-and-php-5210
> (there is no ext/dbase to be found)
>  to no avail...

Hmm, I think Lieven Jannsen can help you out with that.

>  Do I have php-dbase? How can I check?  If not how do I get it?
> Any help and suggestions welcome.
> Looking further I see that in fact CSV is the only resource type I
> have information about in the TDTInfo... will I be able to start off
> with XML and excel imports too?
Excel imports are normally supported, you can browse through our branches (
I think on the development branch, and pretty much all the rest of the
branches ) you will find the Excel resource.
XML imports are afaik not supported (yet).

> And on the side:
>  * what is the status on https://github.com/iRail/The-DataTank-GUI or
> any alternative?
>  * is an ajax UI possible: ie can PUT/DELETE be tunneled through POST?
> (either through using  X-HTTP-Method header or some _method request
> param?)

The GUI project has been put aside since the end of september last year, so
far there has been no talks about getting on with it .

Hopefully these answers were of good use, and can put you back on the road
!! Nice to see ppl playing with The DataTank!!

> regards,
> -marc=
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