[Documentation] Guidance needed on reading from an External Database within a plugin.
I am developing a plugin that reads data from an External database.
I have been able to do an external database read by modifying a plugin and using the PDO prepare fetch and execute statements outside of the extends plugin class but still residing in the plugin.
The only solution I have found is setting the variables outside of the class and putting the functions outside of the class (and I suspect this not the correct way to do things).
However, since I am a novice at oop and vanilla, when I try to put it inside extends plugin class I get a PDO error (if I remember correctly it said can't find PDO).
Can someone guide me through an example, give me a few tips, or point me to a plugin where I can achieve using PDO statement to an External Database (not vanilla) to execute some prepare, execute and fetch commands).
Thanks for any assistance on this.
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