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Release status: stable

Implementation Special page, Database
Description Allows SQL queries through a special page in the wiki, without opening phpMyAdmin etc.
Author(s) Brion Vibber
Latest version 2008-01-31 (2008-01-31)
MediaWiki 1.12 and above
License GNU General Public License
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Asksql extension allows you to do SQL queries through Special:Asksql in the wiki, without opening phpMyAdmin etc.

Warning Warning: Dangerous if not configured properly!

Installation[edit | edit source]

  • Download and extract the tarball in your extensions/ folder. It should generate a new folder called Asksql directly inside your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
require_once "$IP/extensions/Asksql/Asksql.php";
$wgGroupPermissions['bureaucrat']['asksql'] = true;
  • Done! Navigate to "Special:Version" on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

Configuration[edit | edit source]

On the individual pages for these settings, it says deprecated in 1.5, since this extension was split from core mediawiki in that version. If you've installed the extension, these settings apply regardless.