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Changing database name


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Hi guys, I have a question.

Where should I make modifications if I have to change the name of the database? I tried to create a database called 'catalog' as the installation guide says, but my server says that that db name is already in use.

I would like to know which files I have to modify to call the db with a different name.







Luigi :wink:

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One line in two files. That's all.


Unfortunately you didn't tell us what version you are using, so I'll explain both.


Version PR2.1:


In the file catalog/includes/application_top.php, locate the line:


 define('DB_DATABASE', 'catalog');


And change it to your new database name. Do the same with the admin/includes/application_top.php


Version 2.2-CVS:


In the file catalog/includes/configure.php do the same as described above. ANd do the same in admin/includes/configure.php.


This question has been asked and answered many times. Please use the search fucntion of the forum - it saves you and us a lot of time.



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I got it, thank you.

Sorry I forgot to mention what version I was installing. It's the Windows 'one package' ver. 2.1

And I'm sorry I didn't check in the forum if someone else had already asked the same question before.. maybe I was lasy , or maybe it's because it's 4am and I'm here setting up a catalog LOL


Thank you very much for your help.





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