Extensions Extension Manager Database

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This screen is accessed from the back-end Joomla! administrator panel. It is used to check and fix any database issues with your website.

How to Access

  • Select Extensions → Extension Manager from the drop-down menu of the Joomla! Administrator Panel. Then select the Database menu item in the Extension manager screen that appears.


This screen checks that your database table structure is up to date with your Joomla programs and lets you try to fix any problems that are found.

In a normal Joomla version update, changes to the database table structure (also called "schema") are done automatically to keep the database version synchronized with the Joomla version. If an update is done manually, or if some part of an automatic update fails, the database schema might not be updated to match the version of the Joomla program files. In this case you will see a list of database problems on the screen. You can normally fix any problems by clicking on the Fix button.


Screen display when database is up to date.

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Screen display when the database table structure is not up to date.

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At the top right you will see the toolbar:


The functions are: Template:Chunk31:Help screen toolbar icon Fix Template:Chunk31:Help screen toolbar icon Options Template:Chunk31:Help screen toolbar icon Help

Links to Other Screens

At the top left, you will see the following five links:

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Quick Tips

  • If you experience problems during an update, use this Database check to see if your database got updated correctly.
  • It is strongly recommended that you use the Joomla! Update component to update your site. This way the database changes will be done automatically.

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