How to determine your database prefix

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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.