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Database Connection on extension.php when not signed in

edited July 2006 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
I try to make a database query on the extension.php when a user is not logged in, but I only get errors.

Warning: mysql_fetch_row(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL result resource
When a user is logged in all works fine...
$Context->PageTitle = $Context->GetDefinition('MyExtension'); $Menu->CurrentTab = 'MyExtension'; $Body->CssClass = 'MyExtensionContainer'; $Content = $Context->ObjectFactory->NewContextObject($Context, 'Content'); $Page->AddRenderControl($Content, $Configuration["CONTROL_POSITION_BODY_ITEM"]);
and then
class Content { function Content() { global $Context; $res = mysql_query("SELECT ...",$Context->Database->Connection); $row = mysql_fetch_row($res); <<-- Here the error appears .... } }

I don't know what's wrong, because the query works fine when a user is logged in...


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    I actually got it work with this at the begin of the default.php, but there must be another way
    if (!$Context->Database->Connection) { $Context->Database->Connection = @mysql_connect($Context->Configuration['DATABASE_HOST'],$Context->Configuration['DATABASE_USER'],$Context->Configuration['DATABASE_PASSWORD']); @mysql_select_db($Context->Configuration['DATABASE_NAME'], $Context->Database->Connection); }
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    MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    Wierd. I don't remember ever explicitly killing the connection or not creating it for that page. It's just another standard page.
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    but without that code above it even gives an error message when I add an query somewhere outside the class it also doesn't work.
    If I remove the code and go (without logged in) to the account Page the queries work fine! Only at the extension Page they don't
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    MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    Well, it still doesn't make any sense to me since the connection is always opened on every page.

    But try this instead of your connection checking code:


    That will check for a connection. If one isn't found, it will create it and you should be able to move forward properly.
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