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

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92324d1a212698587be6a5f349c7a9b4?d=identicon&s=25 Oliver Andrich (oandrich)
on 2006-02-08 10:54
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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,
59de94a56fd2c198f33d9515d1c05961?d=identicon&s=25 Tom Mornini (Guest)
on 2006-02-08 17:21
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