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API for other Contribs and plugins to use to abstract database accesses


This Contrib is used to abstract database access from other Contribs.

To configure the default database, goto the Extensions::DbiContrib section of configure (near the end). The {DbiContrib}{DBI_dsn} specifies the "DBI DSN" 'dbi' : {the database type} : {the database name} : {the host}. {DbiContrib}{DBI_username} and {DbiContrib}{DBI_password} need to be a database user that has permission to log in from the host Foswiki is running on.

Other Contribs can specify different DBI DSN's and options.

Installation Instructions

You do not need to install anything in the browser to use this extension. The following instructions are for the administrator who installs the extension on the server.

Open configure, and open the "Extensions" section. Use "Find More Extensions" to get a list of available extensions. Select "Install".

If you have any problems, or if the extension isn't available in configure, then you can still install manually from the command-line. See for more help.

Contrib Info

Contrib Author(s): Copyright 2008-2009, Sven Dowideit,
Copyright: ©
License: GPL (Gnu General Public License v3)
Version: 9963 (2010-11-11)
Release: 1.0.2
Change History:  
1.0.2 Padraig Lennon: Foswikitask:Item10000 - Fix release number
1.0.1 (June 2010) added dbDelete as an alias for dbInsert
March 2009: change to be multi-database
Contrib Home: Foswiki:Extensions.DbiContrib
Support: Foswiki:Support.DbiContrib

Related Topics: InstalledPlugins, DeveloperDocumentationCategory, AdminDocumentationCategory

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