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a hyphen in the database name causes installation failure


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24 January 2009 at 10:38am (Last edited: 24 January 2009 10:57am), Community Member, 2 Posts

Hi there,

I would love to install Silverstripe. Had no problems with Joomla, Drupal, Wp and stuff. But now due to a hyphen that is inside the database name (by default made by my provider) there is no way installing silverstripe. Everytime I Click on re-install, the hyphen magically disappears from my install.php form and - consequently - silverstripe script says that there is no b64787634mywebsite database. Sure, I wrote down b64787634-mywebsite.

Is this a bug or feature to kick ass to all who only have this f***ing Webhoster XL Packages for less than 29$ a month?

Do you know a solution?

Thanks in advance

Figured out that in the config-form.html there is a line like this:

<label for="mysql_database">MySQL database:</label>
                        <span class="middleColumn"><input id="mysql_database" class="text" type="text" name="mysql[database]" value="<?php echo $databaseConfig['database']; ?>" onchange="this.value = this.value.replace(/[^A-Za-z0-9_]+/g,'');" /></span>

But why do they do this replacing?



24 January 2009 at 11:10am Community Member, 2 Posts

OK solved it by myself by getting rid of that shit inside the "character scrutinizer " ...

God bless the DEL-button.

Maybe this will help another one out there.