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Design Extender DB Connection(s)?

Thread began 4/27/2012 7:21 pm by jurinski334466 | Last modified 5/09/2012 1:02 am by jurinski334466 | 934 views | 4 replies |

jurinski334466

Design Extender DB Connection(s)?

I probably misread something...

I am trying to use Design Extender to build a new site using Site Sculpter. I first add a new blank database with a working connection in Dreamweaver and then run Site Sculpter. I alway end up with two database connections: my first connection to my database that I created and a new connection to the same database named PowerCMSConnection where all the tables are created. Is this correct?

How or in what order should I create the database connection? I have deleted the Mac.cache file and run the wizard multiple times with the same results. What step am I missing?

Thanks for a reply.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

yes, that is correct, Power CMS Builder will create a copy of your connection file named PowerCMSConnection, that connection name is needed by the Power CMS Builder files.

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jurinski334466

I'm sorry, I had a major detour after asking my question. Thank you for your quick reply, Jason.

Sorry to be so thick, but I manage to get tripped up by the simplest steps. I take it that after running Power CMS Builder I will end up with two connections to my database: one for Power CMS Builder to use and one for my own data changes?

Before running Power CMS Builder, do I just create an empty database with no connection? Should I eliminate my database connection and make all my database changes through the PowerCMSConnection, do I use two connections to one database, or do I use two separate databases in this situation?

Unfortunately, I get easily confused...

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

you will need to create the database and the database connection before using power CMS

if you want to avoid the confusion of having 2 separate connection files, you could just name the one you create as PowerCMSConnection, then use that one connection file for all your pages.

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jurinski334466

Thanks again, Jason.
I'm never sure whether I'm setting everything up right given my very basic level of understanding of how to use the Web Assist tools and the different files involved.

It would help me if each extension guide had a diagram of a basic Dreamweaver site showing what files the extension generates and where the files go in a typical site setup. That way I could tell at a glance whether I'm on the right track.

Also, I appreciate the lengths you go to answering everyone's questions in these forums. You provide useful answers and code that solve problems both for posters and for forum readers. Your answers are always worth reading.

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