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Add a filesystem path where JTable should search for table class files. You may either pass a string or an array of paths.


static addIncludePath($path=null)
Parameter Name Default Value Description
$path null A filesystem path or array of filesystem paths to add.


array An array of filesystem paths to find classes in.

Defined in[edit]



jimport( 'joomla.database.table' );

Source Body[edit]

public static function addIncludePath($path = null)
        // Declare the internal paths as a static variable.
        static $_paths;

        // If the internal paths have not been initialised, do so with the base table path.
        if (!isset($_paths)) {
                $_paths = array(dirname(__FILE__).DS.'table');

        // Convert the passed path(s) to add to an array.
        settype($path, 'array');

        // If we have new paths to add, do so.
        if (!empty($path) && !in_array($path, $_paths)) {
                // Check and add each individual new path.
                foreach ($path as $dir) {
                        // Sanitize path.
                        $dir = trim($dir);

                        // Add to the front of the list so that custom paths are searched first.
                        array_unshift($_paths, $dir);

        return $_paths;


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