[TYPO3] MS SQL Server... What exactly is thecompatibility level?

Daniel Smedegaard Buus daniel at polyteknisk.it
Fri Sep 29 11:41:43 CEST 2006


Franz Malten Buemann / TYPO 3 PORTAL wrote:
>> Do you have any feeling how often this is the case? By this, I mean that 
>> the respective developer has made the effort to comply, so that the 
>> extension will work regardless of underlying DBMS.
>>     
>
> The reports from mailing list indicate that it is not often they do.
>
> One of the most used extentions tt_news is for an example not compatible
> with the database abstraction layer (dbal) as I recall.
>
> But the more simple extensions that does not use complex queries are easy to
> make compatible with dbal. Just exchange the normal mysql queries with the
> wrapper functions delivered by TYPO3 according to:
>
> http://typo3.org/documentation/document-library/core-documentation/doc_core_
> cgl/current/view/1/4/
>
> As the abstraction layer came with newer versions of TYPO3 you must expect
> that extensions older than about a year are not compatible yet.
>
>   
Would you consider the process problematic? Like, is it more or less 
trivial, is it tedious, or are there even cases where it's impossible to 
modify such extensions to use the abstraction layer?

If it's trivial, it's good news :) Impossible is bad news :(

Thanks for helping out :)

Daniel Buus



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