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== Using the Joomla! back-end (Super administrators only) ==
 
== Using the Joomla! back-end (Super administrators only) ==
  
1. Log in to the Joomla! backend
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# Log in to the Joomla! backend
2. Go to "Global Configuration" by clicking the button or via the menu (Site > Global Configuration)
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# Go to "Global Configuration" by clicking the button or via the menu (Site > Global Configuration)
3. Go to the "Server" Tab.
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# Go to the "Server" Tab.
4. Under "Database Settings", look for "database prefix.  The value you find there is your database prefix.
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# Under "Database Settings", look for "database prefix.  The value you find there is your database prefix.
 
''Tip: Look for the yellow warning symbol''
 
''Tip: Look for the yellow warning symbol''
 
  
 
== Using Configuration.php (Requires acces to site root) ==
 
== Using Configuration.php (Requires acces to site root) ==

Revision as of 13:36, 20 January 2011

There are various ways to determine your database prefix. One requires access to the root of your Joomla! site while the other requires access to the Joomla! back-end.


Using the Joomla! back-end (Super administrators only)

  1. Log in to the Joomla! backend
  2. Go to "Global Configuration" by clicking the button or via the menu (Site > Global Configuration)
  3. Go to the "Server" Tab.
  4. Under "Database Settings", look for "database prefix. The value you find there is your database prefix.

Tip: Look for the yellow warning symbol

Using Configuration.php (Requires acces to site root)

1. Go to the document root, and find "configuration.php" 2. Open the file in a text editor. 3. Search for "dbprefix". 4. You'll see the line var $dbprefix = 'value. The value you see here (e.g jos_) is your database prefix.