[Mediawiki-l] $dbr->selectDB

Jim Hu jimhu at tamu.edu
Fri Aug 24 16:05:46 UTC 2007

On Aug 24, 2007, at 10:19 AM, Brion Vibber wrote:

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> Jim Hu wrote:
>> This is where having the TableEdit outside is coming back to bite me.
>> When I use $dbr->selectDB($wgTableEditDatabaseName), do I need to
>> include global $wgDBname all over the place and do $dbr->selectDB
>> ($wgDBname) every time, or is there a better way that doesn't need to
>> use another global.  i.e. is there something like $dbr-
>>> select_default_wikidb?
> I would strongly recommend using a table in the same database, rather
> than a table in a separate database. This will ease your life and the
> life of anyone trying to use and administer the system.

Um, OK.  Now that I'm trying to use the MW database functions  
properly, this is really becoming clear.  Live and learn.

Unfortunately I have external tables with a gazillion rows... I guess  
I can add it to the database.  I'll have to write some update scripts  
for the users who've installed the extension to migrate existing  
stuff into the main database.

Was there ever a consensus on table naming for extensions adding to  
the core schema?

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Jim Hu
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Dept. of Biochemistry and Biophysics
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Texas A&M Univ.
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