Forum: Ruby on Rails Question about interaction of external processes and a Rails

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Oliver A. (Guest)
on 2006-02-08 11:54
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I am planing and developing a larger rails app, where all the
administration, configuration is done through the rails app. And the
rails apps primary purpose is to display and search through data stored
in a database.

Now, I have to kinds of tasks which are located outside of the rails

- parsing and importing data delivered externaly from locations
  configured in the administration part of the rails app
- exporting data from the database to a workflow starting behind the
  rails app

So, it is obvious to me, that my importer and exporter needs access to
the model I configure for my rails app. Is there a point inside rails
where I can integrate such external apps into my rails app? I mean, can
I easily make the model and so on visible to some script outside of the
actual web application? Any best practice guides or suggestions on this?

Best regards,
Tom M. (Guest)
on 2006-02-08 18:21
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