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CiviCRM features: Develop a CiviSync module that can run scheduled data sync operations between external data sources

One line summary

Develop a new module for CiviCRM called CiviSync that would piggyback on the existing import/export functionality to allow the definition of external data sources and schedule sync operations between them and CiviCRM.

Description

[CiviCRM : http://civicrm.org] is a powerful constituent relationship management system designed for the not for profit/nongovernmental organizations. It currently integrates with Joomla! 1.0.x and 1.5 in legacy mode, and the 2.1 version will be native to Joomla! 1.5.

Currently manual imports and exports of contact and activity data can be performed using features already available in CiviCRM. This consists of uploading/downloading CSV (comma-separated values) files and defining their schema (column names and how they map to CiviCRM's fields).

Skills needed

Excellent PHP and MySQL skills. Strong ability to work with people from different teams.

Difficulty

Work Product

Licensing

All code must be created using the [GNU General Public License version]

Documentation written for this task must be made available under the Joomla! Electronic Documentation License.

Possible mentor

Wes Morgan

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