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Re: New user question: egroupware
- Subject: Re: New user question: egroupware
- From: Stroller <..hidden..>
- Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2006 18:17:12 +0000
On 17 Nov 2006, at 14:19, Anthony Boyington wrote:
Is it possible to get use Ledger-smb with egroupware. I have been
using egroupware to run my day to day activities. Ledger-smb seems
to have features I am looking for is it possible to import my
clients from egroupware into Ledger-smb
Is egroupware able to use LDAP for storing client details?
In his "SQL-Ledger Wishlist" Naked Ape mentions this:
LDAP integration for customer and vendor tables. Actually, this is
an item for myself, as I started researching it, discovered it was
possible, and never got around to implementing it. With OpenLDAP
2.1, you can build a backend called sql-back that let's you expose
SQL tables through LDAP. It takes writing some queries custom to
the SQL application and building some tables or views to map between
the schema. If I did this, I could reduce the duplication between
having my customers' contact info in my LDAP addressbook and
If egroupware can access LDAP then you might be able to "expose" your
SL^h^h L-SMB customer database to it in the same way.
I caught this comment a while back and have always intended to look
more closely at it. I'm pretty sure that Asterisk can do LDAP look-
ups, so it would be nice to have caller ID display the customer's
name when I receive an incoming call.
I have only recently gone live with SL, however, and have not even
started my Asterisk deployment, so it will surely be some months
before I'm able to update.
Certainly it would seem to be a limitation if one's customer database
was access-able only from the web-interface of one's accounting
package... and for me it is currently a duplication of work to
maintain customer details twice.
Additionally, if the SL customer DB can be accessed via LDAP, then it
could be used by applications such as Apple's iCal server, which has
recently been released under an OSS license. This should provide very
nice integration of appointments for desktop users - there are a
number of calendaring apps which should talk to iCal server quite
well; not only the desktop iCal program shipped with Apple's o/s, but
Thunderbird & other "Linux-native" programs.