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Generate connections for additional domains dynamically - Dynamic MySql Connection

Thread began 8/01/2012 3:14 pm by jason363662 | Last modified 8/01/2012 3:48 pm by jason363662 | 357 views | 3 replies |

jason363662

Generate connections for additional domains dynamically - Dynamic MySql Connection

I'm clearly not understanding the fundamentals of Dynamic MySQL Connections. I have it set up for a site and it is working correctly to connect on Localhost and my live server when I put the live server host name in the "For Domains" field. I host multiple domains and would like all of them to be able to use the connection. I get this to happen correctly if I manually enter them into the "For Domains" field seperated by commas - However, I have a table that lists all of my domains within my database and I would like to populate the "For Domains" dynamically from this table.

What I don't understand is, do I create a recordset for this table of domains in the connections page? This doesn't make sense to me because what connection would I use?

I know I am missing something simple here - I just can't figure it out - thanks for any help.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

this is circular logic.

the connection file creates the connection to the database.

you can use information from the database to populate the file that will make the connection to the database.

Dynamic connections allows you to specify a different mysql server connection for each domain, but that information needs to be statically entered, it cannot come from the database.

the idea of Dynamic Connections is to dynamically change the connection that will be used based on the Domain in the address bar.

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jason363662

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That makes sense.

Here's what I am trying to accomplish: I have a page that needs to be dynamically populated based on domain. Though it's the same page, and uses the same connection, I need to create a recordset based on domain. I already have code that works to accomplish this just fine - the problem is that Dynamic MYSQL Connection doesn't work if the domain isn't entered in the "For Domains" field.

Would there be a way to put a wildcard in that field so that it accepts any domain?

Or do you have another suggestion to accomplish what I am trying to do here?

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jason363662

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Got it - I used the server variable HTTP_HOST under the lightning bolt and it is now working properly.

Thank you for your help - you guys give awesome customer support.

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