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#33727 Installation uses database table backup solo_ when prefix field is left blank

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patgaytx

When installing, I kept getting weird database connection errors.  I finally figured out that I intentionally removed the value from the database table preview field, because I didn't want to use one.  When I looked in the config.php, it indeed showed "prefix": ""

When I looked at the database tables, though, all the tables started with solo_. I changed the config.php to be "prefix": "solo_" and all of the problems went away.

Not sure what happened, but it appeared that the web installer took the prefix field being blank to mean use the default of solo_.

Thanks
Patrick

tampe125
Akeeba Staff

Hello,

this is intentional. Akeeba Solo will not work without a prefix. So if you try to give it no prefix which would make it fail it defaults to solo_.

In this way we can prevent unexpected results if your database has some tables with the same names as Akeeba Solo ones.

Davide Tampellini

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patgaytx

I would suggest adding some text to the documentation that explicitly states that a prefix is required.  Currently, the documentation makes it sound like it's optional. Yes, it says it has to be 2 to 4 characters, but that doesn't mean it's required, the way it's worded currently appears to only apply to the requirements of the prefix, IF, you were to use them.

This is the common prefix of all database tables used by Akeeba Solo. It has to be two to four characters a-z and numbers 0-9 followed by an underscore. If you are unsure, use the default value of solo_

tampe125
Akeeba Staff

Thanks for the suggestion, I'll do that right now

Davide Tampellini

Developer and Support Staff

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