This documentation is not using the current rendering mechanism and is probably outdated. The extension maintainer should switch to the new system. Details on how to use the rendering mechanism can be found here.


If you want your TYPO3 extensions to be DBAL compliant you might have to rewrite parts of them. The most basic DBAL support is to substitute all direct mysql\*() function calls with the wrapper functions found in t3lib_db accessed through the global object $GLOBALS['TYPO3_DB']. The most radical support is to consistently use the methods in the t3lib_db class prefixed exec_ - they will automatically create the proper SQL behind the scenes and execute the queries right away, returning a result pointer/object. This allows the DBAL to handle an ultimate amount of the interaction with the database for you.