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How to migrate or experiment?

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2 October 2007 at 4:53pm


Thanks for this nice looking CMS..

This is my situation, I would like to migrate/experiment on one of my existing sites with your CMS. Would like to get your inputs prior to proceeding..

The existing site is built ground up, with PHP and Mysql..

It has a entire DB schema and also PHP programming to do CRUD.

New data for the site is imported using a periodic cron command.

My questions:

1. How would I start looking into using Silverstripe?
2. Can I use my existing tables or do I need to re-create?

I like the clean look and feel of SS
I am a newbie in MVC..

Thanks for any inputs!!




5 Posts

2 October 2007 at 4:59pm

Oh I tried out the Tutorials.. what I'm missing is how do I use my existing tables?? possible?


Community Member, 201 Posts

2 October 2007 at 5:56pm

You'll need to recreate your tables, and import the data into them to take advantage of everything SilverStripe has to offer.


5 Posts

2 October 2007 at 7:52pm

Thank you Tim, for the quick reply..

OK, is there a simple example of how I can do that?

I really wanna try this out and showcase SS with my site.. How can I start? can you pls point me to the right path?

Thanks a bunch..



5 Posts

2 October 2007 at 8:22pm

Edited: 02/10/2007 8:22pm