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[resolved] Separate Database (8 posts)

  1. JimBurke
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Tobias,

    I really like your plugin and would be happy to contribute if I can specify which database I want to use it with.
    My data sits alongside the WP database in a separate database. This is the one I want to access, not the WP one.
    Is this possible ?

    Jim Burke

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-table-reloaded/

  2. TobiasBg
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Jim,

    thanks for your post.

    Unfortunately, WP-Table Reloaded can not be used with other external database tables. It can only use tables that are stored in its custom format in the "wp_options" table of the WordPress database.

    Now, if you already have your data in a separate database, it might actually be easier to just use that manually, i.e. with a custom PHP/mySQL solution. While this will not give you the possibilities to edit the tables in the WordPress Dashboard directly, you can still add the sorting/search/pagination features to the table (if that's what you want), by manually adding the DataTables JavaScript library (www.datatables.net).

    Regards,
    Tobias

  3. JimBurke
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Tobias,

    Many thanks for your fast and informative response.

    I'll have a look at your suggestion.

    Regards,
    Jim

  4. TobiasBg
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Jim

    no problem, you are very welcome!

    Best wishes,
    Tobias

  5. woodsandhillsplc
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    ^Good guy Tobias, suggests the best solution even though it doesn't use his plugin. :)

  6. TobiasBg
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi,

    of course :-) WP-Table Reloaded is not (and can not be) the best solution for everything related to tables, so if someone has a question/problem, where a different solution is possible, I'll gladly share my knowledge :-)

    Best wishes,
    Tobias

  7. redeyedmonster
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hope you don't mind me mentioning this here but I have created a dashboard plugin which allows the editing of tables in other mySQL databases http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/edit-any-table/

  8. TobiasBg
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,

    sure, no problem! :-) Thanks for sharing the plugin with us!

    Best wishes,
    Tobias

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