[MediaWiki-l] Analog to $wgExtNewFields for dropping fields?

Daniel Barrett danb at cimpress.com
Fri Nov 21 18:03:53 UTC 2014

On Thu Nov 20 2014 at 8:49:14 AM Daniel Barrett <danb at cimpress.com> wrote:
>> $wgExtNewFields<http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:$wgExtNewIndexes>
>> is really handy for adding columns to database tables. Is there an
>> equivalent configuration setting for *dropping* columns from tables?
>> (Likewise for dropping indexes.)

Chad replied:
>Probably, check out the DatabaseUpdater class and its subclasses.
>Which, by the way, everyone should be using. Those $wgExtNew* variables should've been deprecated ages ago with new-installer.

Thank you - that worked perfectly.
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