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Two Databases - El Forum - 02-08-2008

[eluser]gdboling[/eluser]
I searched a bit but didn't find anything. Maybe I used the wrong search string. Anyway, I have phpbb set up and I am writing an app to sit along side the forums for a site. I want to utilize member info from the forum memberships but I don't want to store my app data in the same database.

Is there a way to manager 2 seperate db connections in code igniter?

Thanks.


Two Databases - El Forum - 02-08-2008

[eluser]gdboling[/eluser]
Ok, I looked at the docs again and I may have just figured it out. I should be able to use $active_group to specify which db I need. So in my login controller I can specify something like:

$active_group='phpbb_db';

And then in controllers that deal with my own db I can set it to that?


Two Databases - El Forum - 02-08-2008

[eluser]gdboling[/eluser]
And I just found the *real* answer:

http://ellislab.com/codeigniter/user-guide/database/connecting.html