The import_odbc code was refactored, but keeps the same funcionality as before. Documentation was improved and some examples are provided out of the box.
The base_external_dbsource was created to isolate the logic for connecting to external databases and executing SQL queries. It's used by import_odbc, but it also enables other modules to fetch foreign data on the fly.
Additionally, the connection types supported were extended. Support for ODBC and Oracle native connections is kept, and support for other native connections was added:
You can get the latest version of these modules from the OpenObject Extension trunk branch:
bzr branch lp:openobject-extension
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