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XF 1.4 inconsistent table prefix

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by denam, Apr 30, 2015.

  1. denam

    denam Active Member

    After taking a look at my database table I noticed that some add-ons do use the table prefix and some don't.
    For example, the forum and the resource manager is using the 'xf_' table prefix whereas the xengallery and also all 3rd party add-ons do not use the 'xf_' prefix.

    Here is my question. Will this inconsistent table prefix use at some point break the forum or cause errors or should I not worry about it?
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It's nothing to worry about.

    Ideally all tables should be prefixed with xf_ and then the add-on developers prefix, but it's not essential.

    The main benefit is it will delete those tables when doing a reinstall.

    Personally I prefer not to prefix mine with xf_ so they are easier to locate.
  3. denam

    denam Active Member

    Thanks for the clarification.

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