I'm building a small plugin for EE and I need to retrieve the name of the database. ( specified in config > database.php )

But I can't seem to find any docs that point me in the right direction.

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The docs say that Database Class is initialized automatically.

A var_dump(ee()->db) show us that the name of database can be retrieved by, on EECMS 2.6+:


And on EECMS 2.5.5-:

  • seems reasonable :) where did you find this ?
    – janvl
    Commented Jun 3, 2013 at 16:45
  • I improved my answer, @janvl. Please, forgive me.
    – Sobral
    Commented Jun 3, 2013 at 17:16
  • ah, no problem Robson, I was just wondering where you found it, so I don't have to trouble you guys with silly questions like these in the future.
    – janvl
    Commented Jun 3, 2013 at 18:29

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