Manual:$wgDBname

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Database settings: $wgDBname
Name of the database.
Introduced in version:pre 1.1.0
Removed in version:still in use
Allowed values:string
Default value:'wikidb'
Other settings: Alphabetical | By function

Details[edit]

Name of the database used by current installation of MediaWiki.

Caution! Caution:
  • Do not change $wgDBname after Setup.php has been included. Note: Setup.php initializes various paths, includes some common files, starts sessions, and performs various other setup tasks for a request. It is not related to the installation or setup of MediaWiki.
  • Only files in includes/db/ should use $wgDBname, everything else should use the getDBname() method provided by the Wikimedia\Rdbms\IDatabase interface.


See also[edit]

  • Manual:Database access – contains an overview of working with databases and database engines in MediaWiki.
  • all.dblist - full list of database names used in Wikimedia servers