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The DBAL is configurable through
localconf.php. This table is an
overview of the main keys in this array:
handlerCfg[ handlerKey ]¶
handlerCfg[ handlerKey ]
Configuration of each data handler you want to use in the system.
Each handler is identified with a string (
handlerKey) which is used in
table2handlerKeys configuration (see below) to pair table names
There is always a default handler needed which has the handlerKey
"_DEFAULT". By default this handler is configured with the classic
username/password/host and database settings from
If you want to use ADOdb or just need to store a table in another
database you can configure a handler here and map the tables you need
to that handler (with
table2handlerKeys, see below).
table2handlerKeys[ tablename ]¶
table2handlerKeys[ tablename ]
Using other handlers than the "_DEFAULT" handler key is possible on a per-table basis and simply done by entering the table name as key in this array and letting the value be the handlerKey you want to use for this table!
Beware: The table names here are the values of
not the names that TYPO3 will use; thus the real table names.
Notice: If tables are joined both tables must use the same handlerKey. If they do not TYPO3 will exit with a fatal error!
You can use the debug options to track all table joins and assess which tables can safely be handled together.
mapping[ tablename ]¶
mapping[ tablename ]
Configuration of mapping of table and fieldnames. For instance you can
configure that TYPO3 should use a physical table in the database named
typo3_pages instead of
pages. Or you can map fieldname in a
The point is that TYPO3 always sees a table or field names as TYPO3 requires internally but in reality the table- or field name could be something different in the physical database source.
There is a performance loss by configuring such mapping of course: Result rows are preprocessed before being returned and all SQL queries are parsed, transformed and re-compiled again before execution.