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Requirements * PHP + You need PHP 5.2.0 or newer, with session support (see FAQ 1.31) , the Standard PHP Library (SPL) extension and JSON support. + To support uploading of ZIP files, you need the PHP zip extension. + For proper support of multibyte strings (eg. UTF-8, which is currently the default), you should install the mbstring and ctype extensions. + You need GD2 support in PHP to display inline thumbnails of JPEGs ("image/jpeg: inline") with their original aspect ratio + When using the "cookie" authentication method, the mcrypt extension is strongly suggested for most users and is required for 64?bit machines. Not using mcrypt will cause phpMyAdmin to load pages significantly slower. + To support upload progress bars, see FAQ 2.9. + To support BLOB streaming, see PHP and MySQL requirements in FAQ 6.25. + To support XML and Open Document Spreadsheet importing, you need PHP 5.2.17 or newer and the libxml extension. * MySQL 5.0 or newer (details); * Web browser with cookies enabled. Introduction phpMyAdmin can manage a whole MySQL server (needs a super-user) as well as a single database. To accomplish the latter you'll need a properly set up MySQL user who can read/write only the desired database. It's up to you to look up the appropriate part in the MySQL manual. Currently phpMyAdmin can: * browse and drop databases, tables, views, columns and indexes * create, copy, drop, rename and alter databases, tables, columns and indexes * maintenance server, databases and tables, with proposals on server configuration * execute, edit and bookmark any SQL-statement, even batch-queries * load text files into tables * create^1 and read dumps of tables

* export^1 data to various formats: CSV, XML, PDF, ISO/IEC 26300 OpenDocument Text and Spreadsheet, Word, and L^AT[E]X formats * import data and MySQL structures from OpenDocument spreadsheets, as well as XML, CSV, and SQL files * administer multiple servers * manage MySQL users and privileges * check referential integrity in MyISAM tables * using Query-by-example (QBE), create complex queries automatically connecting required tables * create PDF graphics of your Database layout * search globally in a database or a subset of it * transform stored data into any format using a set of predefined functions, like displaying BLOB-data as image or download-link * track changes on databases, tables and views * support InnoDB tables and foreign keys (see FAQ 3.6) * support mysqli, the improved MySQL extension (see FAQ 1.17) * create, edit, call, export and drop stored procedures and functions * create, edit, export and drop events and triggers * communicate in 62 different languages * synchronize two databases residing on the same as well as remote servers (see FAQ 9.1) A word about users: Many people have difficulty understanding the concept of user management with regards to phpMyAdmin. When a user logs in to phpMyAdmin, that username and password are passed directly to MySQL. phpMyAdmin does no account management on its own (other than allowing one to manipulate the MySQL user account information); all users must be valid MySQL users. ^1) phpMyAdmin can compress (Zip, GZip -RFC 1952- or Bzip2 formats) dumps and CSV exports if you use PHP with Zlib support (--with-zlib) and/or Bzip2 support (--with-bz2). Proper support may also need changes in php.ini. Installation 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Quick Install Setup script usage phpMyAdmin configuration storage Upgrading from an older version Using authentication modes

phpMyAdmin does not apply any special security methods to the MySQL database server. It is still the system administrator's job to grant permissions on the MySQL databases properly. phpMyAdmin's "Privileges" page can be used for this. Warning for Mac users: if you are on a Mac OS version before OS X, StuffIt unstuffs with Mac formats. So you'll have to resave as in BBEdit to Unix style ALL phpMyAdmin scripts before uploading them to your server, as PHP seems not to like Mac-style end of lines character ("\r"). Quick Install 1. Choose an appropriate distribution kit from the phpmyadmin.net Downloads page. Some kits contain only the English messages, others contain all languages in UTF-8 format (this should be fine in most situations), others contain all languages and all character sets. We'll assume you chose a kit whose name looks like phpMyAdmin-x.x.x-all-languages.tar.gz. 2. Untar or unzip the distribution (be sure to unzip the subdirectories): tar

-xzvf phpMyAdmin_x.x.x-all-languages.tar.gz in your webserver's document root. If you don't have direct access to your document root, put the files in a directory on your local machine, and, after step 4, transfer the directory on your web server using, for example, ftp. 3. Ensure that all the scripts have the appropriate owner (if PHP is running in safe mode, having some scripts with an owner different from the owner of other scripts will be a problem). See FAQ 4.2 and FAQ 1.26 for suggestions. 4. Now you must configure your installation. There are two methods that can be used. Traditionally, users have hand-edited a copy of config.inc.php, but now a wizard-style setup script is provided for those who prefer a graphical installation. Creating a config.inc.php is still a quick way to get started and needed for some advanced features. + To manually create the file, simply use your text editor to create the file config.inc.php (you can copy config.sample.inc.php to get minimal configuration file) in the main (top-level) phpMyAdmin directory (the one that contains index.php). phpMyAdmin first loads libraries/ config.default.php and then overrides those values with anything found in config.inc.php. If the default value is okay for a particular setting, there is no need to include it in config.inc.php. You'll need a few directives to get going, a simple configuration may look like this: <?php $cfg['blowfish_secret'] = 'ba17c1ec07d65003'; // use here a value of yo ur choice $i=0; $i++; $cfg['Servers'][$i]['auth_type'] ?>

= 'cookie';

Or, if you prefer to not be prompted every time you log in: <?php $i=0; $i++; $cfg['Servers'][$i]['user'] $cfg['Servers'][$i]['password'] ord $cfg['Servers'][$i]['auth_type'] ?> = 'config';

= 'root'; = 'cbb74bc'; // use here your passw

For a full explanation of possible configuration values, see the Configuration Section of this document. + Instead of manually editing config.inc.php, you can use the Setup Script. First you must manually create a folder config in the phpMyAdmin directory. This is a security measure. On a Linux/Unix system you can use the following commands: cd phpMyAdmin mkdir config chmod o+rw config # create directory for saving # give it world writable permissions

And to edit an existing configuration, copy it over first: cp config.inc.php config/ ting chmod o+w config/config.inc.php # give it world writable permissions # copy current configuration for edi

You can choose to review or edit the file with your favorite editor. If you already had this infrastructure and upgraded to MySQL 4. FAQ 1.inc. Please look at your . tracking mechanism. Use of an alternate authentication method is recommended. please use . for example with HTTP?AUTH in a . Once the file has been saved.or use the Download link to save the config file locally and upload (via FTP or some similar means) to the proper location. # move file to current directory # remove world read and write permiss 5. 7. Note that changes are not saved to disk until explicitly choose Save from the Configuration area of the screen. open setup/ in your browser.sql./setup/lib subfolders in your webserver configuration.inc./examples/ directory.htaccess file or switch to using auth_type cookie or http.php to the config/ directory. or in a central database for a multi-user installation (this database would then be accessed by the controluser. 8.php ions rm -rf config # remove not needed directory Now the file is ready to be used.On other platforms. Those tables can be located in your own database. phpMyAdmin configuration storage For a whole set of new features (bookmarks. It is generally good idea to protect public phpMyAdmin installation against access by robots as they usually can not do anything good there. etc. it is suggested that you protect the phpMyAdmin installation directory because using config does not require a user to enter a password to access the phpMyAdmin installation. phpMyAdmin should now display a welcome screen and your databases. again as a security measure: mv config/config. so no other user should have rights to it).sql and then create new tables by importing . where you should find a file called create_tables. pay special attention to FAQ 1. chmod o-rw config. it must be moved out of the config/ directory and the permissions must be reset.htaccess file in that folder. You should deny access to the ./libraries and . For Apache you can use supplied .txt file in root of your webserver or limit access by web server configuration./examples/create_tables.4. 6. for other webservers. (If you are using a Windows server. see FAQ 1. PDF-generation. if you prefer to set some advanced options which the setup script does not provide. simply create the folder and ensure that your web server has read and write access to it. especially FAQ 4. SQL-history. If you are using the auth_type "config".42. You can do this using robots. but if the webserver does not have the proper permissions you may see the error "Cannot load or save configuration.1. you should configure this yourself. Open the main phpMyAdmin directory in your browser." Ensure that the config/ directory exists and has the proper permissions .26 can help with this. comments.23).2 or newer. Such configuration prevents from possible path exposure and cross side scripting vulnerabilities that might happen to be found in that code. Normally the script saves the new config. or a login dialog if using HTTP or cookie authentication mode.sql. Next. . See the multi?user sub?section of this FAQ for additional information.php .inc./examples/upgrade_tables_mysql_4_1_2+. column contents transformation.) you need to create a set of special tables.

For 'HTTP' and 'cookie' modes.x or newer and if you use the phpMyAdmin configuration storage. the password is stored. `mysql`. You should not copy libraries/config. depending on the database name. The following example assumes you want to use pma as the controluser and pmapass as the controlpass. After having imported the . encrypted with the blowfish algorithm. but this is only an example: use something else in your file! Input these statements from the phpMyAdmin SQL Query window or mysql command?line client.`db` (all columns).inc.inc./config. keep in mind that the password travels in plain text.php because the default configuration file is version-specific. `tables_priv` (all columns except `Grantor` and `Timestamp`) tables.php from your previous installation into the newly unpacked one. `mysql`. at least till version 6. statement that you might find near the end of your configuration file.inc.`host` (all columns) and `mysql`.You can use your phpMyAdmin to create the tables for you. * Note: this section is only applicable if your MySQL server is running with --skip-show-database. Configuration files from old versions may require some tweaking as some options have been changed or removed. However. You will also need to have a controluser with the proper rights to those tables (see section Using authentication modes below). unless you are using the HTTPS protocol. and that the script may need some tuning.sql file. Even in a single-user environment. * HTTP and cookie authentication modes are more secure: the MySQL login information does not need to be set in the phpMyAdmin configuration file (except possibly for the controluser). . You must specify the details for the controluser in the config./examples/create_tables. in a temporary cookie.php file under the $cfg['Servers'][$i]['controluser'] and $cfg['Servers'][$i] ['controlpass'] settings.1. Nevertheless be aware that MS Internet Explorer seems to be really buggy about cookies. Upgrading from an older version Simply copy . the definition of $cfg['AttributeTypes'] has changed so you better remove it from your file and just use the default one.`user` (all columns except `Password`).inc. For compatibility with PHP 6. If you have upgraded your MySQL server from a version previous to 4.default. phpMyAdmin needs a controluser that has only the SELECT privilege on the `mysql`./config. The directives used for that can be found in the Configuration section. you should specify the table names in your . Please be aware that you may need special (administrator) privileges to create the database and tables. you should run the SQL script found in examples/upgrade_tables_mysql_4_1_2+.php over config. in particular.php file. remove a set_magic_quotes_runtime(0). Using authentication modes * HTTP and cookie authentication modes are recommended in a multi-user environment where you want to give users access to their own database and don't want them to play around with others.2 to version 5.sql. you might prefer to use HTTP or cookie mode so that your user/password pair are not in clear in the configuration file. In cookie mode.

Shutdown_priv.host TO 'pma'@'localhost'. DELETE ON <pma_db>. but this is now a requirement for all authentication modes. Create_tmp_table_priv.user TO 'pma'@'localhost'. * Obviously. you are creating a superuser). Process_priv. Super_priv. References_priv. * See also FAQ 4.Of course you have to replace localhost with the webserver's host if it's not the same as the MySQL server's one. Grant_priv. Select_priv. UPDATE. If you want to use the many new relation and bookmark features: GRANT SELECT.32. Repl_client_priv ) ON mysql. Create_priv. Lock_tables_priv. Update_priv. Repl_slave_priv. Table_priv. 'signon' authentication mode . INSERT. for using with Apache CGI see FAQ 1. 'HTTP' authentication mode * Uses HTTP Basic authentication method and allows you to log in as any valid MySQL user.4 about not using the . Index_priv.* TO 'pma'@'localhost'. * If you want to log in to arbitrary server see $cfg['AllowArbitraryServer'] directive. * As mentioned in the requirements section. File_priv. What the user may now do is controlled entirely by the MySQL user management system. Normally you shouldn't give global privileges an ordinary user. to grant the user real_user with all privileges on the database user_base: set set to (for GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON user_base. * With this mode. Drop_priv. GRANT SELECT (Host. GRANT SELECT ON mysql. With HTTP or cookie authentication mode.htaccess mechanism along with 'HTTP' authentication mode. Delete_priv. Db. having the mcrypt extension will speed up access considerably. GRANT SELECT ON mysql. GRANT SELECT ( Host.35. Execute_priv.* TO 'pma'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'pmapass'. Table_name. the user can truly log out of phpMyAdmin and log in back with the same username. the user must enable cookies in the browser. 'cookie' authentication mode * You can use this method as a replacement for the HTTP authentication (for example. but is not required. (this of course requires that your phpMyAdmin configuration storage be up). * Is supported with most PHP configurations. For IIS (ISAPI) support using CGI PHP see FAQ 1. Reload_priv. you don't need to fill the user/ password fields inside the $cfg['Servers'] array. User. Column_priv) ON mysql. Show_db_priv. User.db TO 'pma'@'localhost'. if you're running IIS). unless you understand the impact of those privileges example. GRANT USAGE ON mysql. * Then each of the true users should be granted a set of privileges on a of particular databases. Insert_priv. Alter_priv.* TO 'real_user'@localhost IDENTIFIED BY ' real_password'.tables_priv TO 'pma'@'localhost'. For example.

Swekey Authentication is disabled by default. does not require a user to log in when first loading the phpMyAdmin site. When Swekey authentication is activated. * The other application has to store login information into session data. This file only needs to contain the parameters you want to change from their corresponding default value in libraries/config. please refer to the Quick install section to create one.php can discover your username and password). Configuration Warning for Mac users: PHP does not seem to like Mac end of lines character ("\ r").php: $cfg['Servers'][$i]['auth_swekey_config'] = '/etc/swekey. Use of some restriction method is suggested. If this file does not exist. * More details in the auth_type section.default.inc. you may wish to consider the Host authentication $cfg['Servers'][$i]['AllowDeny']['order'] and $cfg ['Servers'][$i]['AllowDeny']['rules'] configuration directives. .inc. Feel free to use it with your own users' information. If you want to purchase a Swekey please visit http://phpmyadmin. A self documented sample file is provided in the examples directory. Swekey authentication The Swekey is a low cost authentication USB key that can be used in web applications. anyone who can read your config.php. perhaps a .htaccess file with the HTTP-AUTH directive or disallowing incoming HTTP requests at one?s router or firewall will suffice (both of which are beyond the scope of this manual but easily searchable with Google). You then have to create the swekey. To enable it.conf file that will associate each user with their Swekey Id. phpMyAdmin requires the users's Swekey to be plugged before entering the login page (currently supported for cookie authentication mode only). * Unlike cookie and http. it is located in /etc). So ensure you choose the option that allows to use the *nix end of line character ("\n") in your text editor before saving a script you have modified. Configuration note: Almost all configurable data is placed in config. * In the ISP FAQ section.php. add the following line to config. there is an entry explaining how to protect your configuration file. * For additional security in this mode.inc.conf'. It is important to place this file outside of your web server's document root (in the example.* This mode is a convenient way of using credentials from another application to authenticate to phpMyAdmin. 'config' authentication mode * This mode is the less secure one because it requires you to fill the $cfg ['Servers'][$i]['user'] and $cfg['Servers'][$i]['password'] fields (and as a result. But you don't need to setup a "controluser" here: using the $cfg['Servers'] [$i]['only_db'] might be enough. This is by design but could allow any user to access your installation.net/auth_key since this link provides funding for phpMyAdmin.

The parameters which relate to design (like colors) are placed in themes/ themename/layout.inc.php. You might also want to create config.footer.inc.php and config.header.inc.php files to add your site specific code to be included on start and end of each page. $cfg['PmaAbsoluteUri'] string Sets here the complete URL (with full path) to your phpMyAdmin installation's directory. E.g. http://www.your_web.net/ path_to_your_phpMyAdmin_directory/. Note also that the URL on some web servers are case?sensitive. Don?t forget the trailing slash at the end. Starting with version 2.3.0, it is advisable to try leaving this blank. In most cases phpMyAdmin automatically detects the proper setting. Users of port forwarding will need to set PmaAbsoluteUri (more info). A good test is to browse a table, edit a row and save it. There should be an error message if phpMyAdmin is having trouble auto?detecting the correct value. If you get an error that this must be set or if the autodetect code fails to detect your path, please post a bug report on our bug tracker so we can improve the code. $cfg['PmaNoRelation_DisableWarning'] boolean Starting with version 2.3.0 phpMyAdmin offers a lot of features to work with master / foreign ? tables (see $cfg['Servers'][$i]['pmadb']). If you tried to set this up and it does not work for you, have a look on the "Structure" page of one database where you would like to use it. You will find a link that will analyze why those features have been disabled. If you do not want to use those features set this variable to TRUE to stop this message from appearing. $cfg['SuhosinDisableWarning'] boolean A warning is displayed on the main page if Suhosin is detected. You can set this parameter to TRUE to stop this message from appearing. $cfg['McryptDisableWarning'] boolean Disable the default warning that is displayed if mcrypt is missing for cookie authentication. You can set this parameter to TRUE to stop this message from appearing. $cfg['TranslationWarningThreshold'] integer Show warning about incomplete translations on certain threshold. $cfg['AllowThirdPartyFraming'] boolean Setting this to true allows a page located on a different domain to call phpMyAdmin inside a frame, and is a potential security hole allowing cross-frame scripting attacks. $cfg['blowfish_secret'] string The "cookie" auth_type uses blowfish algorithm to encrypt the password. If you are using the "cookie" auth_type, enter here a random passphrase of your choice. It will be used internally by the blowfish algorithm: you won?t be prompted for this passphrase. There is no maximum length for this secret. Since version 3.1.0 phpMyAdmin can generate this on the fly, but it makes a bit weaker security as this generated secret is stored in session and furthermore it makes impossible to recall user name from cookie. $cfg['Servers'] array Since version 1.4.2, phpMyAdmin supports the administration of multiple MySQL servers. Therefore, a $cfg['Servers']-array has been added which contains the login information for the different servers. The first $cfg ['Servers'][$i]['host'] contains the hostname of the first server, the second $cfg['Servers'][$i]['host'] the hostname of the second server, etc. In ./libraries/config.default.php, there is only one section for server definition, however you can put as many as you need in ./config.inc.php, copy that block or needed parts (you don't have to define all settings, just those you need to change).

$cfg['Servers'][$i]['host'] string The hostname or IP address of your $i-th MySQL-server. E.g. localhost. $cfg['Servers'][$i]['port'] string The port-number of your $i-th MySQL-server. Default is 3306 (leave blank). If you use "localhost" as the hostname, MySQL ignores this port number and connects with the socket, so if you want to connect to a port different from the default port, use "127.0.0.1" or the real hostname in $cfg ['Servers'][$i]['host']. $cfg['Servers'][$i]['socket'] string The path to the socket to use. Leave blank for default. To determine the correct socket, check your MySQL configuration or, using the mysql command?line client, issue the status command. Among the resulting information displayed will be the socket used. $cfg['Servers'][$i]['ssl'] boolean Whether to enable SSL for connection to MySQL server. $cfg['Servers'][$i]['connect_type'] string What type connection to use with the MySQL server. Your options are 'socket' and 'tcp'. It defaults to 'tcp' as that is nearly guaranteed to be available on all MySQL servers, while sockets are not supported on some platforms. To use the socket mode, your MySQL server must be on the same machine as the Web server. $cfg['Servers'][$i]['extension'] string What php MySQL extension to use for the connection. Valid options are: mysql : The classic MySQL extension. mysqli : The improved MySQL extension. This extension became available with PHP 5.0.0 and is the recommended way to connect to a server running MySQL 4.1.x or newer. $cfg['Servers'][$i]['compress'] boolean Whether to use a compressed protocol for the MySQL server connection or not (experimental). $cfg['Servers'][$i]['controlhost'] string Permits to use an alternate host to hold the configuration storage data. $cfg['Servers'][$i]['controluser'] string $cfg['Servers'][$i]['controlpass'] string This special account is used for 2 distinct purposes: to make possible all relational features (see $cfg['Servers'][$i]['pmadb']) and, for a MySQL server running with --skip-show-database, to enable a multi-user installation (HTTP or cookie authentication mode). When using HTTP or cookie authentication modes (or 'config' authentication mode since phpMyAdmin 2.2.1), you need to supply the details of a MySQL account that has SELECT privilege on the mysql.user (all columns except "Password"), mysql.db (all columns) and mysql.tables_priv (all columns except "Grantor" and "Timestamp") tables. This account is used to check what databases the user will see at login. Please see the install section on "Using authentication modes" for more information. In phpMyAdmin versions before 2.2.5, those were called "stduser/stdpass". $cfg['Servers'][$i]['auth_type'] string ['HTTP'|'http'|'cookie'|'config'| 'signon'] Whether config or cookie or HTTP or signon authentication should be used for this server. + 'config' authentication ($auth_type = 'config') is the plain old way: username and password are stored in config.inc.php. + 'cookie' authentication mode ($auth_type = 'cookie') as introduced in

2.2.3 allows you to log in as any valid MySQL user with the help of cookies. Username and password are stored in cookies during the session and password is deleted when it ends. This can also allow you to log in in arbitrary server if $cfg['AllowArbitraryServer'] enabled. + 'HTTP' authentication (was called 'advanced' in previous versions and can be written also as 'http') ($auth_type = 'HTTP') as introduced in 1.3.0 allows you to log in as any valid MySQL user via HTTP-Auth. + 'signon' authentication mode ($auth_type = 'signon') as introduced in 2.10.0 allows you to log in from prepared PHP session data or using supplied PHP script. This is useful for implementing single signon from another application. Sample way how to seed session is in signon example: examples/signon.php. There is also alternative example using OpenID - examples/openid.php and example for scripts based solution examples/signon-script.php. You need to configure session name or script to be executed and signon URL to use this authentication method. Please see the install section on "Using authentication modes" for more information. $cfg['Servers'][$i]['auth_http_realm'] string When using auth_type = 'HTTP', this field allows to define a custom HTTP Basic Auth Realm which will be displayed to the user. If not explicitly specified in your configuration, a string combined of "phpMyAdmin " and either $cfg['Servers'][$i]['verbose'] or $cfg['Servers'][$i]['host'] will be used. $cfg['Servers'][$i]['auth_swekey_config'] string The name of the file containing Swekey ids and login names for hardware authentication. Leave empty to deactivate this feature. $cfg['Servers'][$i]['user'] string $cfg['Servers'][$i]['password'] string When using auth_type = 'config', this is the user/password-pair which phpMyAdmin will use to connect to the MySQL server. This user/password pair is not needed when HTTP or cookie authentication is used and should be empty. $cfg['Servers'][$i]['nopassword'] boolean Allow attempt to log in without password when a login with password fails. This can be used together with http authentication, when authentication is done some other way and phpMyAdmin gets user name from auth and uses empty password for connecting to MySQL. Password login is still tried first, but as fallback, no password method is tried. $cfg['Servers'][$i]['only_db'] string or array If set to a (an array of) database name(s), only this (these) database(s) will be shown to the user. Since phpMyAdmin 2.2.1, this/these database(s) name(s) may contain MySQL wildcards characters ("_" and "%"): if you want to use literal instances of these characters, escape them (I.E. use 'my\ _db' and not 'my_db'). This setting is an efficient way to lower the server load since the latter does not need to send MySQL requests to build the available database list. But it does not replace the privileges rules of the MySQL database server. If set, it just means only these databases will be displayed but not that all other databases can't be used. An example of using more that one database: $cfg['Servers'][$i]['only_db'] = array('db1', 'db2'); As of phpMyAdmin 2.5.5 the order inside the array is used for sorting the databases in the left frame, so that you can individually arrange your databases. If you want to have certain databases at the top, but don't care about the others, you do not need to specify all other databases. Use: $cfg ['Servers'][$i]['only_db'] = array('db3', 'db4', '*'); instead to tell phpMyAdmin that it should display db3 and db4 on top, and the rest in

7) + in edit/insert mode.21) + display links on the table properties page. This can be useful for queries you often run. if you move the mouse to a column containing a foreign key (use also the 'table_info' table). which column is a key in another table (a foreign key). and for a quick way of creating this database and the needed tables.2. phpMyAdmin currently uses this to + make clickable. $cfg['Servers'][$i]['verbose'] string Only useful when using phpMyAdmin with multiple server entries. + in query-by-example. when you browse the master table. For example. $cfg['Servers'][$i]['hide_db'] string Regular expression for hiding some databases from unprivileged users. for example. you can use your current database to store those special tables. If you are the only user of this phpMyAdmin installation. in this case. $cfg['Servers'][$i]['pmadb'] string The name of the database containing the phpMyAdmin configuration storage. and to hide both "db1" and "db2" use $cfg['Servers'][$i]['hide_db'] = '^(db1|db2)$'. display a drop-down list of possible foreign keys (key value and "display column" are shown) (see FAQ 6. to check referential integrity (display missing foreign keys) for each described key. all non-US-ASCII characters will be stripped. create automatic joins (see FAQ 6. this string will be displayed instead of the hostname in the pull-down menu on the main page. the data values that point to the foreign table. but a user is still able to access them (using. To allow the usage of this functionality: + set up pmadb and the phpMyAdmin configuration storage + enter the table name in $cfg['Servers'][$i]['bookmarktable'] $cfg['Servers'][$i]['relation'] string Since release 2. For HTTP auth.0 phpMyAdmin allows users to bookmark queries. use $cfg['Servers'][$i]['hide_db'] = '^a'. . To limit access. This can be useful if you want to show only certain databases on your system. for example. in a special 'relation' table. use the MySQL privilege system. to hide all databases starting with the letter "a". + display in an optional tool-tip the "display column" when browsing the master table. (see FAQ 6. If set. More information on regular expressions can be found in the PCRE pattern syntax portion of the PHP reference manual.6) + enable you to get a PDF schema of your database (also uses the table_coords table). the SQL query area). See the phpMyAdmin configuration storage section in this document to see the benefits of this feature. just put your current database name in $cfg['Servers'][$i]['pmadb'].2. For a multi-user installation.alphabetic order. $cfg['Servers'][$i]['bookmarktable'] string Since release 2. set this parameter to the name of your central database containing the phpMyAdmin configuration storage. This only hides them from listing.4 you can describe.

g.g. To allow the usage of this functionality: + set up pmadb and the phpMyAdmin configuration storage + put the correct table names in $cfg['Servers'][$i]['table_coords'] and $cfg['Servers'][$i]['pdf_pages'] Usage tips: PDF output.5.5. Please see the relevant configuration directives later on. 'pma_column_info') + to update your PRE-2. in a special 'table_info' table. These will then be shown on the "printview". $cfg['Servers'][$i]['column_info'] string Since release 2. comments are consequently used on the table property pages and table browse view. This configuration variable will hold the name of this special table. 'pma_table_info') + then for each table where you want to use this feature.0 you can have phpMyAdmin create PDF pages showing the relations between your tables. which column is to be displayed as a tool-tip when moving the cursor over the corresponding key. showing up as tool-tips above the column name (properties page) or embedded within the header of table in browse view.3. click "Structure/Relation view/Choose column to display" to choose the column.0 you can store comments to describe each column for each table. $cfg['Servers'][$i]['table_info'] string Since release 2. To allow the usage of this functionality: + set up pmadb and the phpMyAdmin configuration storage + put the table name in $cfg['Servers'][$i]['column_info'] (e. To do this it needs two tables "pdf_pages" (storing information about the available PDF pages) and "table_coords" (storing coordinates where each table will be placed on a PDF schema output). $cfg['Servers'][$i]['table_coords'] string $cfg['Servers'][$i]['pdf_pages'] string Since release 2.0 is a MIME-transformation system which is also based on the following table structure. Starting with release 2. To allow the usage of this functionality: + set up pmadb and the phpMyAdmin configuration storage + put the table name in $cfg['Servers'][$i]['table_info'] (e. master_db must be the same as foreign_db. See Transformations for further information. They can also be shown in a table dump. To use the MIME-transformation system. Usage tip: Display column.3. Please note that in the current version. Those columns have been put in future development of the cross-db relations.0 you can describe. your column_info table has to have the three new columns 'mimetype'. To allow the usage of this functionality: + set up pmadb and the phpMyAdmin configuration storage + put the relation table name in $cfg['Servers'][$i]['relation'] + now as normal user open phpMyAdmin and for each one of your tables where you want to use this feature. 'transformation'.5.0 Column_comments Table use this: . click "Structure/Relation view/" and choose foreign columns.3. Also new in release 2. You must be using the "relation" feature. 'transformation_options'.The keys can be numeric or character.0.

all your history items are deleted when closing the window. 'pma_table_uiprefs') $cfg['Servers'][$i]['tracking'] string Since release 3.0 phpMyAdmin can be configured to remember several things (sorted column $cfg['RememberSorting'] . The creation of a version has two effects: + phpMyAdmin saves a snapshot of the table. and column visibility from a database table) for browsing tables.5. . it will jump to the page specified in $cfg['LeftDefaultTabTable']. this list gets cut to the maximum amount. and remember that the Variable in config. ADD `transformation_options` VARCHAR( 255 ) NOT NULL.g.g.x a tracking mechanism is available. It helps you to jump across table directly.0 you can show recently used tables in the left navigation frame.php has been renamed from $cfg['Servers'][$i]['column_comments'] to $cfg['Servers'][$i] ['column_info'] $cfg['Servers'][$i]['history'] string Since release 2. you can use the JavaScript-based history. ADD `transformation` VARCHAR( 255 ) NOT NULL. and then select the table. which means all queries you entered manually into the phpMyAdmin interface.0 you can store your SQL history. Without configuring the storage. without the need to select the database. The mechanism supports logging of data manipulation and data definition statements. To allow the usage of this functionality: + set up pmadb and the phpMyAdmin configuration storage + put the table name in $cfg['Servers'][$i]['history'] (e. Using $cfg ['LeftRecentTable'] you can configure the maximum number of recent tables shown. you can still access the recently used tables. To allow the usage of these functionality persistently: + set up pmadb and the phpMyAdmin configuration storage + put the table name in $cfg['Servers'][$i]['table_uiprefs'] (e. To allow the usage of this functionality persistently: + set up pmadb and the phpMyAdmin configuration storage + put the table name in $cfg['Servers'][$i]['recent'] (e. 'pma_history') $cfg['Servers'][$i]['recent'] string Since release 3. Using that. If you don't want to use a table-based history. Without configuring the storage.g.ALTER TABLE `pma_column_comments` ADD `mimetype` VARCHAR( 255 ) NOT NULL. After enabling it you can create versions of tables. including structure and indexes. these features still can be used. 'pma_recent') $cfg['Servers'][$i]['table_uiprefs'] string Since release 3.inc. It helps you to track every SQL command which is executed by phpMyAdmin. When you select a table from the list. but it will disappear after you logout. The query history is only available if JavaScript is enabled in your browser. but the values will disappear after you logout.3. Using $cfg['QueryHistoryMax'] you can specify an amount of history items you want to have on hold.5.5. On every login. column order.

ALTER DATABASE. Default value is true.TRUNCATE. Default value is true. CREATE INDEX. INSERT. If this is set to true and you create a table or view with + CREATE TABLE . Default value is false. When you want to filter usernames you can enter * for all names or you enter a list of names separated by '.'.4.0 a Designer interface is available.UPDATE. it permits to visually manage the relations. To allow the usage of this functionality: + set up pmadb and the phpMyAdmin configuration storage + put the table name in $cfg['Servers'][$i]['userconfig'] $cfg['Servers'][$i]['designer_coords'] string Since release 2. $cfg['Servers'][$i]['userconfig'] string Since release 3.ALTER VIEW. Default value is CREATE TABLE. On the "Tracking" page a complete report is available for every version. + CREATE VIEW .DROP INDEX. CREATE DATABASE. CREATE VIEW. until the end of session. or.ALTER TABLE. To allow the usage of this functionality: + set up pmadb and the phpMyAdmin configuration storage + put the table name in $cfg['Servers'][$i]['tracking'] (e. To allow the usage of this functionality: . users can still personalize phpMyAdmin. 'pma_tracking') $cfg['Servers'][$i]['tracking_version_auto_create'] boolean Whether the tracking mechanism creates versions for tables and views automatically.. In addition you can export the (filtered) report to a file or to a temporary database.DROP TABLE.g..DROP DATABASE $cfg['Servers'][$i]['tracking_add_drop_view'] boolean Whether a DROP VIEW IF EXISTS statement will be added as first line to the log when creating a view. $cfg['Servers'][$i]['tracking_add_drop_table'] boolean Whether a DROP TABLE IF EXISTS statement will be added as first line to the log when creating a table.REPLACE. For the report you can use filters. and no version exists for it. Of course you can view the tracked changes.DROP VIEW. the mechanism will create a version for you automatically.+ phpMyAdmin logs all commands which change the structure and/or data of the table and links these commands with the version number. it is is unavailable..DELETE.x phpMyAdmin allows users to set most preferences by themselves and store them in the database. $cfg['Servers'][$i]['tracking_default_statements'] string Defines the list of statements the auto-creation uses for new versions. If you don't allow for storing preferences in pmadb..RENAME TABLE. $cfg['Servers'][$i]['tracking_add_drop_database'] boolean Whether a DROP DATABASE IF EXISTS statement will be added as first line to the log when creating a database. Default value is true. but settings will be saved in browser's local storage. for example you can get a list of statements within a date range.10.

your table structure is up to date.allow'. $cfg['Servers'][$i]['AllowDeny']['rules'] array of strings The general format for the rules is as such: <'allow' | 'deny'> <username> [from] <ipmask> If you wish to match all users. The default value of false for this parameter prevents unintended access to a MySQL server with was left with an empty password for root or on which an anonymous (blank) user is defined.deny' then the system applies all allow rules followed by deny rules. and was available in Apache by specifying allow and deny rules without setting any order. This is just a shortcut for the AllowDeny rules below. authorization is performed in a similar fashion to rule order 'deny. which should offer a performance increase. If the above variable is set to TRUE (default) phpMyAdmin will check if you have the latest table structure available. when you are sure. You can disable this checking behavior by setting the variable to false. $cfg['Servers'][$i]['AllowRoot'] boolean Whether to allow root access. We only keep this number of newest rows in table_uiprefs and automatically delete older rows. If not. it will emit a warning to the superuser. Access is denied by default. 'pma_designer_coords') $cfg['Servers'][$i]['MaxTableUiprefs'] integer Maximum number of rows saved in $cfg['Servers'][$i]['table_uiprefs'] table. When tables are dropped or renamed. and not listed in the deny rules. $cfg['Servers'][$i]['AllowNoPassword'] boolean Whether to allow logins without a password. If your rule order is set to 'deny. Access is allowed by default. $cfg['Servers'][$i]['verbose_check'] boolean Because release 2. If your rule order is set to 'allow. $cfg['Servers'][$i]['AllowDeny']['order'] string If your rule order is empty. with the added restriction that your host/username combination must be listed in the allow rules.0 introduced the new MIME-transformation support. Please also see $cfg['TrustedProxies'] for detecting IP address behind proxies. Any client which does not match an Allow directive or does match a Deny directive will be denied access to the server.5. Recommended to set to FALSE. Any client which does not match a Deny command or does match an Allow command will be allowed access to the server.g. table_uiprefs may contain invalid data (referring to tables which no longer exist). the column_info table got enhanced with three new columns. it is possible to use a '%' as a wildcard in the username field. This is the most secure means of using Allow/Deny rules. then IP authorization is disabled.allow' then the system applies all deny rules followed by allow rules. If your rule order is set to 'explicit'. There are a few shortcuts you can use in the ipmask field as well (please .+ set up pmadb and the phpMyAdmin configuration storage + put the table name in $cfg['Servers'][$i]['designer_coords'] (e.

xxx (an exact IP address) xxx. Applies only where a non-Ajax behavior is possible.xxx. For the IP matching system. because this is session which phpMyAdmin uses internally. the Designer feature is Ajax-only so this directive does not apply .0/0 'localhost' -> 127. You should use something different than phpMyAdmin.xxx. $cfg['Servers'][$i]['CountTables'] boolean Whether to count the number of tables for each database when preparing the list of databases for the navigation frame. accepting single parameter of existing username (can be empty). The script needs to provide function get_login_credentials which returns list of username and password. for example. $cfg['ServerDefault'] integer If you have more than one server configured.xxx.0. $cfg['Servers'][$i]['SignonURL'] string URL where user will be redirected to log in for signon authentication method. Should be absolute including protocol. $cfg['Servers'][$i]['ShowDatabasesCommand'] string On a server with a huge number of databases.deny' or 'explicit'.0.xxx. the following work: xxx. $cfg['ServerDefault'] MUST be set to that server. Takes effect only if SignonScript is not configured. because of speed issues when many databases are present. Classless Inter-Domain Routing type IP addresses) But the following does not work: xxx.[yyy-zzz] (an IP address range) xxx.php for examples).0. See examples/signon-script.default. the default SHOW DATABASES command used to fetch the name of available databases will probably be too slow.xxx. This is alternative approach to session based single signon.note that those containing SERVER_ADDRESS might not be available on all webservers): 'all' -> 0. $cfg['AjaxEnable'] boolean Defines whether to refresh only parts of certain pages using Ajax techniques.php for an example. $cfg['Servers'][$i]['LogoutURL'] string URL where user will be redirected after logout (doesn't affect config authentication method). $cfg['Servers'][$i]['SignonSession'] string Name of session which will be used for signon authentication method. $cfg['Servers'][$i]['DisableIS'] boolean Disable using INFORMATION_SCHEMA to retrieve information (use SHOW commands instead). or set it to 0 to be given a list of servers without logging in. Currently used in some parts of the code.allow' or 'deny % from all' if your rule order is set to 'allow. more to come.1/8 'localnetA' -> SERVER_ADDRESS/8 'localnetB' -> SERVER_ADDRESS/16 'localnetC' -> SERVER_ADDRESS/24 Having an empty rule list is equivalent to either using 'allow % from all' if your rule order is set to 'deny. you can set $cfg ['ServerDefault'] to any one of them to autoconnect to that server when phpMyAdmin is started.xxx.0.xx[yyy-zzz] (partial IP address range) Also IPv6 addresses are not supported.xxx/nn (CIDR. If you have only one server configured. so it can be replaced by faster commands (see libraries/ config.xxx.xxx. Should be absolute including protocol. $cfg['Servers'][$i]['SignonScript'] string Name of PHP script to be sourced and executed to obtain login credentials.

no time limit is imposed.0 or newer. If set to zero. eg.3. $cfg['RetainQueryBox'] boolean Defines whether the SQL query box should be kept displayed after its submission. $cfg['MaxDbList'] integer The maximum number of database names to be displayed in the navigation frame and the database list. It has no effect when PHP is running in safe mode. IE6 with a certain patch is known to cause data corruption when having enabled buffering. $cfg['MaxTableList'] integer The maximum number of table names to be displayed in the main panel's list (except on the Export page). hints when hovering over table headers). $cfg['ShowHint'] boolean Whether or not to show hints (for example. The default limit of 1000 should be correct to avoid the display of tons of hexadecimal codes that represent BLOBs.to it. $cfg['PersistentConnections'] boolean Whether persistent connections should be used or not. If seconds is set to zero. more information). $cfg['ShowSQL'] boolean Defines whether SQL queries generated by phpMyAdmin should be displayed or not. You can also use any string as in php.ini. $cfg['ExecTimeLimit'] integer [number of seconds] Set the number of seconds a script is allowed to run. $cfg['AllowUserDropDatabase'] boolean Defines whether normal users (non-administrator) are allowed to delete their own database or not. '16M'. if a query's length exceeds this limit. but some users have real SQL queries that are longer than 1000 characters. This setting is used while importing/exporting dump files and in the Synchronize feature but has no effect when PHP is running in safe mode.30). If set as FALSE. When set to 'auto' (string). Ensure you don't omit the suffix (16 means 16 bytes!) $cfg['SkipLockedTables'] boolean Mark used tables and make it possible to show databases with locked tables (since MySQL 3. $cfg['ForceSSL'] boolean Whether to force using https while accessing phpMyAdmin.23. $cfg['VersionCheck'] boolean Enables check for latest versions using javascript on main phpMyAdmin page. $cfg['MemoryLimit'] string [number of bytes] Set the number of bytes a script is allowed to allocate. this query is not saved in the history. Works with following extensions: + mysql (mysql_pconnect). $cfg['OBGzip'] string/boolean Defines whether to use GZip output buffering for increased speed in HTTP transfers. $cfg['MaxCharactersInDisplayedSQL'] integer The maximum number of characters when a SQL query is displayed. the link "Drop Database" will . phpMyAdmin tries to enable output buffering and will automatically disable it if your browser has some problems with buffering. no limit is imposed. Also. Set to true/false for enabling/disabling. + mysqli (requires PHP 5. This limit is also enforced in the navigation panel when in Light mode. This setting is used while importing/exporting dump files and at some other places in phpMyAdmin so you definitely don't want to put here a too low value. $cfg['SessionSavePath'] string Path for storing session data (session_save_path PHP parameter).

see also $cfg['LeftFrameDBSeparator']. NOTE: Please use this carefully. $cfg['VerboseMultiSubmit'] boolean Define whether phpMyAdmin will output the results of each query of a multi-query statement embedded into the SQL output as inline comments. and even a "DROP DATABASE mydatabase" will be rejected. Please note that php configuration option session. This is automatically disabled if you do not have configured $cfg ['blowfish_secret']. $cfg['LoginCookieDeleteAll'] boolean If enabled (default). $cfg['UseDbSearch'] boolean Define whether the "search string inside database" is enabled or not. logout deletes cookies for all servers.. This is due to nature of SQL queries which might be quite complicated.. $cfg['LeftFrameLight'] boolean Defines whether to use a select-based menu and display only the current tables in the left frame (smaller page). otherwise only for current one. This is recommended for not trusted environments. $cfg['Error_Handler']['gather'] boolean Whether to gather errors from PHP or not.gc_maxlifetime not lower than the value of $cfg ['LoginCookieValidity']. Defaults to TRUE.not be shown. allows you to log in to arbitrary servers using cookie auth and permits to specify servers of your choice in the Synchronize dialog. $cfg['AllowArbitraryServer'] boolean If enabled. So this choice should be viewed as help to avoid accidental dropping rather than strict privilege limitation. Please note that this limitation of SQL queries is not as strict as when using MySQL privileges. $cfg['LeftFrameTableSeparator'] string . So it is a good idea to set session. $cfg['LoginCookieValidity'] integer [number of seconds] Define how long is login cookie valid. login cookie is also invalidated. $cfg['LeftFrameDBSeparator'] string or array The string used to separate the parts of the database name when showing them in a tree. as this may allow users access to MySQL servers behind the firewall where your HTTP server is placed. when you are using more of them. $cfg['Error_Handler']['display'] boolean Whether to display errors from PHP or not. $cfg['LoginCookieRecall'] boolean Define whether the previous login should be recalled or not in cookie authentication mode.gc_maxlifetime might limit session validity and if session is lost. $cfg['IgnoreMultiSubmitErrors'] boolean Define whether phpMyAdmin will continue executing a multi-query statement if one of the queries fails. Alternatively you can specify more strings in an array and all of them will be used as a separator. $cfg['Confirm'] boolean Whether a warning ("Are your really sure.") should be displayed when you're about to lose data. Default 0 means that it will be kept for existing session. Only in Non-Lightmode you can use the feature to display nested folders using $cfg['LeftFrameTableSeparator'] $cfg['LeftFrameDBTree'] boolean Defines whether to display the names of databases (in the selector) using a tree. Setting this to false makes it easy to forget to log out from other server. Quite practical for ISP's with many customers. Default is to abort execution. $cfg['LoginCookieStore'] integer [number of seconds] Define how long login cookie should be stored in browser.

$cfg['ShowTooltipAliasTB'] boolean/string Same as $cfg['ShowTooltipAliasDB']. you will see the name 'MyName' used consequently in the left frame and the tool-tip shows the real name of the DB. To disable the filter completely some high number can be used (e. at this date. Defaults to FALSE. Note: use new if you are linking to phpmyadmin. So only the folder is called like the Alias. Defaults to 30.php. $cfg['DisplayServersList'] boolean Defines whether to display this server choice as links instead of in a drop-down. the tablename itself stays the real tablename. For use especially with self made theme which changes this.php". NOTE: You should not use this separator at the beginning or end of a table name or multiple times after another without any other characters in between. $cfg['LeftDisplayLogo'] boolean Defines whether or not to display the phpMyAdmin logo at the top of the left frame. $cfg['ShowTooltip'] boolean Defines whether to display table comment as tool-tip in left frame or not. the Alias of the Tablename is only used to split/ nest the tables according to the $cfg['LeftFrameTableSeparator'] directive. Defaults to 'auto' . $cfg['LeftLogoLink'] string Enter URL where logo in the navigation frame will point to.php". MySQL doesn't return such information for Berkeley DB tables. $cfg['LeftDefaultTabTable'] string Defines the tab displayed by default when clicking the small icon next to each table name in the navigation panel. Defaults to FALSE (drop-down). $cfg['DisplayDatabasesList'] boolean or text Defines whether to display database choice in light navigation frame as links instead of in a drop-down. "tbl_select. $cfg['ShowTooltipAliasDB'] boolean If tool-tips are enabled and a DB comment is set. this will flip the comment and the real name. "tbl_change. If set to FALSE or empty. Note that statistics requires at least MySQL 3. The default value for this is main.php".on main page list is shown.php" or "sql. when database is selected. . Set this to 0 (zero) to disable the listing of recent tables. $cfg['LeftFrameTableLevel'] string Defines how many sublevels should be displayed when splitting up tables by the above separator. "tbl_sql. Defaults to TRUE.Defines a string to be used to nest table spaces. 9999) $cfg['LeftDisplayServers'] boolean Defines whether or not to display a server choice at the top of the left frame. except this works for table names.3 and that. Defaults to '__'. $cfg['LeftLogoLinkWindow'] string Whether to open the linked page in the main window (main) or in a new one (new).g. the feature is disabled.php". Possible values: "tbl_structure. This means if you have tables like 'first__second__third' this will be shown as a three-level hierarchy like: first > second > third.net. $cfg['LeftRecentTable'] integer The maximum number of recently used tables shown in the left navigation frame. That means that if you have a database called 'user0001' and add the comment 'MyName' on it. When setting this to 'nested'.23. only drop down is displayed. $cfg['LeftDisplayTableFilterMinimum'] integer Defines the minimum number of tables to display a JavaScript filter box above the list of tables in the left frame. $cfg['ShowStats'] boolean Defines whether or not to display space usage and statistics about databases and tables.

You can additionally hide more information by using $cfg['Servers'][$i] ['verbose'].ini: disable_functions = phpinfo() Also note that enabling the "Change password " link has no effect with "config" authentication mode: because of the hard coded password value in the configuration file. $cfg['Order'] string [DESC|ASC|SMART] Defines whether columns are displayed in ascending (ASC) order. $cfg['CharEditing'] string Defines which type of editing controls should be used for CHAR and VARCHAR columns. + 'all' to disallow editing of all BINARY or BLOB columns.10. This setting does not check MySQL commands entered directly. "Previous" and "Next" links will be shown. The user can toggle this setting from the interface. + 'blob' to allow editing of all columns except BLOBS. you have to put this in your php.E. $cfg['SuggestDBName'] boolean Defines whether to suggest a database name on the "Create Database" form or to keep the textfield empty. $cfg['ShowPhpInfo'] boolean $cfg['ShowChgPassword'] boolean $cfg['ShowCreateDb'] boolean Defines whether to display the "PHP information" and "Change password " links and form for creating database or not at the starting main (right) frame. descending order for columns of type TIME. A value of TRUE displays icons. If the result set contains more rows. $cfg['ProtectBinary'] boolean or string Defines whether BLOB or BINARY columns are protected from editing when browsing a table's content. $cfg['DisplayBinaryAsHex'] boolean Defines whether the "Show binary contents as HEX" browse option is ticked by default. Valid values are: + FALSE to allow editing of all columns. in descending (DESC) order or in a "smart" (SMART) order . DATE. $cfg['ShowFunctionFields'] boolean Defines whether or not MySQL functions fields should be initially displayed in edit/insert mode. $cfg['MaxRows'] integer Number of rows displayed when browsing a result set and no LIMIT clause is used. FALSE displays text and 'both' displays both icons and text. end users can't be allowed to change their passwords. $cfg['ShowAll'] boolean Defines whether a user should be displayed a "Show all" button in browse mode or not in all cases. $cfg['NavigationBarIconic'] string Defines whether navigation bar buttons and the right panel top menu contain text or symbols only. By default it is shown only on small tables (less than 5 ? $cfg['MaxRows'] rows) to avoid performance issues while getting too many rows. DATETIME and TIMESTAMP. Please note that to block the usage of phpinfo() in scripts. Since version 2.by default. ascending order else.I.$cfg['ShowServerInfo'] boolean Defines whether to display detailed server information on main page. $cfg['ShowFieldTypesInDataEditView'] boolean Defines whether or not type fields should be initially displayed in edit/ insert mode. the user can toggle this setting from the interface. Possible values are: .

$cfg['ZipDump'] boolean $cfg['GZipDump'] boolean $cfg['BZipDump'] boolean Defines whether to allow the use of zip/GZip/BZip2 compression when creating a dump file $cfg['CompressOnFly'] boolean Defines whether to allow on the fly compression for GZip/BZip2 compressed exports. there are several methods of display.php". offering both the key and value data. $cfg['ForeignKeyDropdownOrder'] array For the foreign key drop-down fields. "tbl_change.php" (recommended for multi-user setups).php". "server_variables. . 'id-content'.php".php" or "server_processlist.this allows to limit size of text to size of columns in MySQL. When setting this to a value larger than 1. 'Select'. When set to FALSE. "server_privileges.).. This doesn't affect smaller dumps and allows users to create larger dumps that won't otherwise fit in memory due to php memory limit. $cfg['PropertiesIconic'] string If set to TRUE.. then a drop-down box of foreign keys is presented. $cfg['InsertRows'] integer Defines the maximum number of concurrent entries for the Insert page. "server_status. $cfg['MySQLManualBase'] string If set to an URL which points to the MySQL documentation (type depends on $cfg['MySQLManualType']). "db_sql. $cfg['MinSizeForInputField'] integer Defines the minimum size for input fields generated for CHAR and VARCHAR columns.php" or "db_search. the type of the database will be omitted for more display space. 'Insert'. Produced files contain more GZip/BZip2 headers.php". $cfg['DefaultTabServer'] string Defines the tab displayed by default on server view. "tbl_sql. See MySQL Documentation page for more information about MySQL manuals and .php". but all normal programs handle this correctly. $cfg['MaxSizeForInputField'] integer Defines the maximum size for input fields generated for CHAR and VARCHAR columns. $cfg['PropertiesNumColumns'] integer How many columns will be utilized to display the tables on the database property view? Default is 1 column. Possible values: "tbl_structure. in the style described by the $cfg['ForeignKeyDropdownOrder'] setting. will only show text. $cfg['ForeignKeyMaxLimit'] integer If there are fewer items than this in the set of foreign keys.+ input .php". but also no length limitations Default is old behavior so input.php".php" or "sql. use less graphically intense tabs on the top of the mainframe.no problems with newlines in columns. but has problems with newlines in columns + textarea . $cfg['DefaultTabDatabase'] string Defines the tab displayed by default on database view. $cfg['DefaultTabTable'] string Defines the tab displayed by default on table view. will display icons instead of text for db and table properties links (like 'Browse'. Possible values: "main.php".php". "server_databases. "tbl_select. Can be set to 'both' if you want icons AND text. appropriate help links are generated. The contents of the array should be one or both of the following strings: 'content-id'. Possible values: "db_structure.php". $cfg['LightTabs'] boolean If set to TRUE.

with user comments" + chapters .do not show documentation links $cfg['DefaultLang'] string Defines the default language to use.mo.4' => 'HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR'). $cfg['FilterLanguages'] string Limit list of available languages to those matching the given regular expression. one page per chapter" + big . $cfg['Lang'] string Force language to use. This setting is ignored when connected to Drizzle server. The following example specifies that phpMyAdmin should trust a HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR (X-Forwarded-For) header coming from the proxy 1. current one used on MySQL website + searchable ."Searchable. $cfg['DefaultConnectionCollation'] string Defines the default connection collation to use."HTML. See iconv documentation for details.2. if not user-defined.3. See the MySQL documentation for list of possible values.4: $cfg['TrustedProxies'] = array('1.3. The $cfg['Servers'][$i]['AllowDeny']['rules'] directive uses the client's . Possible values are: + auto . The default value in this menu comes from $cfg['Export']['charset'] and $cfg ['Import']['charset']. By default //TRANSLIT is used."viewable online". You can add your own (any of supported by recode/iconv) or remove these which you don't use.their types. Character sets will be shown in same order as here listed. $cfg['MySQLManualType'] string Type of MySQL documentation: + viewable . $cfg['TrustedProxies'] array Lists proxies and HTTP headers which are trusted for IP Allow/Deny.automatically use available one (first is tested iconv.use iconv or libiconv functions + recode .use recode_string function + none . you need to fill in some trusted proxy servers if you want to use rules for IP addresses behind proxy. if not browser-defined or user-defined. $cfg['AvailableCharsets'] array Available character sets for MySQL conversion. to choose the character set when exporting a file. Enabled charset conversion activates a pull-down menu in the Export and Import pages.2. The corresponding language file needs to be in locale/code/LC_MESSAGES/ phpmyadmin. The corresponding language file needs to be in locale/code/LC_MESSAGES/ phpmyadmin. This list is by default empty. all on one page" + none . For example if you want only Czech and English. so that invalid characters will be transliterated. so if you frequently use some of these move them to the top.mo. $cfg['RecodingEngine'] string You can select here which functions will be used for character set conversion.disable encoding conversion Default is auto. $cfg['IconvExtraParams'] string Specify some parameters for iconv used in charset conversion. you should set filter to '^(cs|en)'. then recode) + iconv ."HTML.

IP address as usual. $cfg['LinkLengthLimit'] integer Limit for length of URL in links.inc. for example arial. This can slow down a server. Default is 1000.GD 2 function cannot be used Default is auto.php. $cfg['BgTwo'] string [CSS color] The color (HTML) #2 for table rows. See themes/themename/layout.php. $cfg['DisableMultiTableMaintenance'] boolean In the database Structure page. Possible values are: + auto .php. See themes/themename/ layout.inc. However.automatically detect + yes . $cfg['BrowsePointerBackground'] string [CSS color] $cfg['BrowsePointerColor'] string [CSS color] $cfg['BrowseMarkerBackground'] string [CSS color] $cfg['BrowseMarkerColor'] string [CSS color] The colors (HTML) uses for the pointer and the marker in browse mode. $cfg['BgOne'] string [CSS color] The color (HTML) #1 for table rows. $cfg['Border'] integer The size of a table's border.inc. See themes/themename/layout. $cfg['GD2Available'] string Specifies whether GD >= 2 is available. This is required as some web servers ( IIS) have problems with long URLs. Highlighting / marking a column is done by hovering over / clicking the column's header (outside of the text). Default is TRUE.inc.inc. This one . it's possible to mark some tables then choose an operation like optimizing for many tables. $cfg['ThBackground'] string [CSS color for background] $cfg['ThColor'] string [CSS color] The style used for table headers. If yes it can be used for MIME transformations. See themes/themename/layout.php. See themes/themename/layout. in which case the permissions seems wrong but in fact cannot be detected. Default is false. $cfg['FontFamilyFixed'] string You put here a valid CSS font family value. When length would be above this limit. In this case a sysadmin would set this parameter to FALSE.inc. phpMyAdmin could be installed on a NTFS filesystem mounted on a non-Windows server. $cfg['NaviPointerBackground'] string [CSS color for background] $cfg['NaviPointerColor'] string [CSS color] The style used for the pointer in the navi frame.inc.GD 2 functions can be used + no .php. The former feature highlights the row over which your mouse is passing and the latter lets you visually mark/unmark rows by clicking on them. for example monospace. See themes/themename/ layout. See themes/themename/layout.php. $cfg['LeftPointerEnable'] boolean A value of TRUE activates the navi pointer (when LeftFrameLight is FALSE).php. $cfg['NaviWidth'] integer Navi frame width in pixels. it is replaced by form with button.inc. setting this to true prevents this kind of multiple maintenance operation.php. $cfg['FontFamily'] string You put here a valid CSS font family value. $cfg['NaviBackground'] string [CSS color for background] $cfg['MainBackground'] string [CSS color for background] The background styles used for both the frames. sans-serif. See themes/themename/layout.php. $cfg['CheckConfigurationPermissions'] boolean We normally check the permissions on the configuration file to ensure it's not world writable.inc. See themes/themename/layout. therefore.

$cfg['SQLQuery']['Explain'] boolean Whether to display a link to explain a SELECT query in any SQL Query box. $cfg['HeaderFlipType'] string The HeaderFlipType can be set to 'auto'. In browse mode. $cfg['RowActionLinks'] string Defines the place where table row links (Edit. When using 'css' the rotation of the header for horizontalflipped is done via CSS. so you can use descriptive headers even though columns only contain small values and still print them out.If set to 'fake' PHP does the transformation for you. The CSS transformation currently works only in Internet Explorer. This value will be emphasized (*2) for SQL query textareas and (*1. but of course this does not look as good as CSS. $cfg['SQLQuery']['ShowAsPHP'] boolean Whether to display a link to wrap a query in PHP code in any SQL Query box. Can be turned off by a toggle button on the browse page. Copy. $cfg['ShowBrowseComments'] boolean $cfg['ShowPropertyComments'] boolean By setting the corresponding variable to TRUE you can enable the display of column comments in Browse or Property display. $cfg['DefaultDisplay'] string There are 3 display modes: horizontal.25) for SQL textareas inside the query window.php. both sides or nowhere).is used in textarea. the comments are shown inside the header. $cfg['SQLQuery']['Validate'] boolean Whether to display a link to validate a query in any SQL Query box. The Char* values are used for CHAR and VARCHAR editing (if configured via $cfg['CharEditing']). remember the sorting of each table when browsing them. Delete) would be put when tables contents are displayed (you may have them displayed at the left side. the second rotates the headers by 90 degrees. The vertical mode sorts each row on a vertical lineup. The first mode displays each row on a horizontal line. comments are displayed using a CSS-formatted dashed-line below the name of the column. The 'auto' option enables CSS transformation when browser supports it and use PHP based one otherwise. $cfg['TextareaCols'] integer $cfg['TextareaRows'] integer $cfg['CharTextareaCols'] integer $cfg['CharTextareaRows'] integer Number of columns and rows for the textareas. See also $cfg_SQLValidator. $cfg['BrowsePointerEnable'] boolean Whether to activate the browse pointer or not. $cfg['LimitChars'] integer Maximum number of characters shown in any non-numeric field on browse view. See themes/themename/layout. $cfg['RememberSorting'] boolean If enabled. "left" and "right" are parsed as "top" and "bottom" with vertical display mode. The comment is shown as a tool-tip for that column. right side. $cfg['BrowseMarkerEnable'] boolean Whether to activate the browse marker or not. $cfg['TextareaAutoSelect'] boolean Defines if the whole textarea of the query box will be selected on click. $cfg['SQLQuery']['Refresh'] boolean .inc. $cfg['LongtextDoubleTextarea'] boolean Defines whether textarea for LONGTEXT columns should have double size. Define which one is displayed by default. $cfg['SQLQuery']['Edit'] boolean Whether to display an edit link to change a query in any SQL Query box. horizontalflipped and vertical. 'css' or 'fake'. In property mode.

If the directory where phpMyAdmin is installed is subject to an open_basedir restriction. Please note that the directory must exist and has to be writable for the user running webserver. This directory should have as strict permissions as possible as the only user required to access this directory is the one who runs the webserver. Please note that if PHP is running in safe mode. $cfg['SaveDir'] string The name of the directory where dumps can be saved.sql" (or ". If you cannot avoid having this directory published by webserver. you can achieve a similar setup using ACL: chmod 700 tmp setfacl -m "g:www-data:rwx" tmp setfacl -d -m "g:www-data:rwx" tmp . this directory should be outside the tree published by webserver. Those files are available under a drop-down box when you click the database or table name. this directory must be owned by the same user as the owner of the phpMyAdmin scripts. %u will be replaced with username. However for security reasons.bz2" or ". If you want different directory for each user. you need to create a temporary directory in some directory accessible by the web server. this directory must be owned by the same user as the owner of the phpMyAdmin scripts. See also FAQ 1.gz" if support for compressed formats is enabled). If you want different directory for each user. If you have root privileges. Please note that the file names must have the suffix ".html file there.sql. simply make this user owner of this directory and make it accessible only by it: chown www-data:www-data tmp chmod 700 tmp If you cannot change owner of the directory.sql. see FAQ 1. then the Import tab.Whether to display a link to refresh a query in any SQL Query box. $cfg['UploadDir'] string The name of the directory where SQL files have been uploaded by other means than phpMyAdmin (for example. Please note that if PHP is running in safe mode. or when file uploads are disabled in PHP. ftp). This is needed for importing ESRI Shapefiles. %u will be replaced with username. see FAQ 6. This feature is useful when your file is too big to be uploaded via HTTP.30 and to work around limitations of open_basedir for uploaded files. $cfg['TempDir'] string The name of the directory where temporary files can be stored. place at least an empty index.11. so that directory listing is not possible.16 for alternatives.

so you can easily identify what they mean. It currently is only tested with Internet Explorer 6 and Mozilla 1. which has to be created by you (see $cfg['Servers'][$i]['history']). Valid values are: + quick to display the minimum number of options to configure + custom to display every available option to configure + custom-no-form same as custom but does not display the option of using quick export $cfg['Import'] array In this array are defined default parameters for import. $cfg['ShowDisplayDirection'] boolean Defines whether or not type display direction option is shown when browsing a table. If $cfg['QueryHistoryDB'] is set to TRUE. a click on this opens a distinct query window. $cfg['EditInWindow'] boolean $cfg['QueryWindowWidth'] integer $cfg['QueryWindowHeight'] integer $cfg['QueryHistoryDB'] boolean $cfg['QueryWindowDefTab'] string $cfg['QueryHistoryMax'] integer All those variables affect the query window feature.If neither of above works for you. $cfg['Export'] array In this array are defined default parameters for export.x. If $cfg['EditInWindow'] is set to true.both integers for the size in pixels. A SQL link or icon is always displayed on the left panel. Basic functions are used to exchange quite a few variables. If JavaScript is enabled in your browser. but it might impose risk of other users on system reading and writing data in this directory. Note that normally. which is a direct interface to enter SQL queries. names of items are similar to texts seen on import page. $cfg['RepeatCells'] integer Repeat the headers every X cells. The size of this query window can be customized with $cfg ['QueryWindowWidth'] and $cfg['QueryWindowHeight'] . names of items are similar to texts seen on export page. $cfg['Export']['method'] string Defines how the export form is displayed when it loads. You can suppress updating the query window . it will always get updated when you click on a new table/db to browse and will focus if you click on "Edit SQL" after using a query.inc. $cfg['SaveCellsAtOnce'] boolean Defines whether or not to save all edited cells at once in browse-mode. so you can easily identify what they mean. Otherwise. clicking on the link puts the SQL query in the right panel's query box. all your Queries are logged to a table. When using the JavaScript based query window. all your queries will be appended to the form. a click on [Edit] from the results page (in the "Showing Rows" section) opens the query window and puts the current query inside it. The usage of the JavaScript query window is recommended if you have a JavaScript enabled browser. If set to false. you can still make the directory chmod 777. so most 4th generation browsers should be capable to use that feature. but only as long as your window is opened they remain saved.php for the theme you are using. those parameters will be modified in layout. If set to FALSE. or 0 to deactivate. the right panel changes to display a query box.

use this as the path of the subdirectory containing all the themes. refer to libraries /config/user_preferences. See FAQ 2. t1. the visual sliders are initially in a closed state. If $cfg['QueryHistoryDB'] is set to TRUE you can specify the amount of saved history items using $cfg['QueryHistoryMax']. Then you can browse tables/databases in the background without losing the contents of the textarea. For possible values. $cfg['ReplaceHelpImg'] boolean Shows a help button instead of the "Documentation" message. Please uncheck the button whenever you definitely want the query window to get updated even though you have made alterations.forms. It can be set to either 'sql'. LIMIT. $cfg['InitialSlidersState'] string If set to 'closed'.by checking the box "Do not overwrite this query from outside the window" below the query textarea. . A value of 'open' does the reverse. $cfg['MaxExactCount'] integer For InnoDB tables. $cfg['BrowseMIME'] boolean Enable MIME-transformations. $cfg['ThemeDefault'] string The default theme (a subdirectory under cfg['ThemePath']). use 'disabled'. To completely disable all visual sliders. since obtaining the exact count could have an impact on performance. 'history' or 'full'. $cfg['UserprefsDisallow'] array Contains names of configuration options (keys in $cfg array) that users can't set through user preferences. $cfg['ThemePath'] string If theme manager is active. $cfg['MaxExactCountViews'] integer For VIEWs. 'files'. You can use format string expansion. $cfg['ErrorIconic'] boolean Uses icons for warnings. Setting this to 0 bypasses any row counting. The query window also has a custom tabbed look to group the features. so this is especially useful when composing a query with tables you first have to look in. t10). Currently implemented in the left panel (Light mode) and in Database view. determines for how large tables phpMyAdmin should get the exact row count using SELECT COUNT.7. If the approximate row count as returned by SHOW TABLE STATUS is smaller than this value. t2. errors and informations. Using the variable $cfg['QueryWindowDefTab'] you can specify the default tab to be used when opening the query window.. $cfg['ThemeManager'] boolean Enables user-selectable themes. $cfg['MainPageIconic'] boolean Uses icons on main page in lists and menu tabs. for the table list. using a SELECT COUNT . this value is the maximum to be displayed. SELECT COUNT will be used. The checkbox will get automatically checked whenever you change the contents of the textarea. $cfg['NaturalOrder'] boolean Sorts database and table names according to natural order (for example.. otherwise the approximate count will be used.php. $cfg['TitleTable'] string $cfg['TitleDatabase'] string $cfg['TitleServer'] string $cfg['TitleDefault'] string Allows you to specify window's title bar. $cfg['UserprefsDeveloperTab'] boolean Activates in the user preferences a tab containing options for developers of phpMyAdmin.

." + punct_queryend End of query marker ". Class name key: + comment Applies to all comment sub-classes + comment_mysql Comments as "#. The tuple format is class => [HTML colour code | empty string] If you specify an empty string for the color of a class.\n" + comment_c Comments as "/*. only the colour strings. For help in setting up your system to use the service. but you can disable this by setting this variable to 'none'. $cfg['SQLValidator']['username'] string $cfg['SQLValidator']['password'] string ..*/" + digit Applies to all digit sub-classes + digit_hex Hexadecimal numbers + digit_integer Integer numbers + digit_float Floating point numbers + punct Applies to all punctuation sub-classes + punct_bracket_open_round Opening brackets"(" + punct_bracket_close_round Closing brackets ")" + punct_listsep List item Separator ". You should not alter the class names.. $cfg['SQP']['fmtInd'] float $cfg['SQP']['fmtIndUnit'] string [em|px|pt|ex] For the pretty-printing of SQL queries." + alpha Applies to all alphabetic classes + alpha_columnType Identifiers matching a column type + alpha_columnAttrib Identifiers matching a database/table/column attribute + alpha_functionName Identifiers matching a MySQL function name + alpha_reservedWord Identifiers matching any other reserved word + alpha_variable Identifiers matching a SQL variable "@foo" + alpha_identifier All other identifiers + quote Applies to all quotation mark classes + quote_double Double quotes " + quote_single Single quotes ' + quote_backtick Backtick quotes ` $cfg['SQLValidator'] boolean $cfg['SQLValidator']['use'] boolean phpMyAdmin now supports use of the Mimer SQL Validator service.. as originally published on Slashdot. By changing $cfg['SQP']['fmtInd'] you can change the amount of this indent. By default we use HTML to format the query." + punct_qualifier Table/Column Qualifier ".14 . $cfg['SQP']['fmtType'] string [html|none] The main use of the new SQL Parser is to pretty-print SQL queries. Related in purpose is $cfg['SQP']['fmtIndUnit'] which specifies the units of the indent amount that you specified.\n" + comment_ansi Comments as "-.. it is ignored in creating the stylesheet. You can use standard format string expansion. see the FAQ 6.$cfg['ThemePerServer'] boolean Whether to allow different theme for each server. $cfg['SQP']['fmtColor'] array of string tuples This array is used to define the colours for each type of element of the pretty-printed SQL queries. This is used via stylesheets. $cfg['DefaultQueryTable'] string $cfg['DefaultQueryDatabase'] string Default queries that will be displayed in query boxes when user didn't specify any.. under some cases the part of a query inside a bracket is indented..

$cfg['DBG'] DEVELOPERS ONLY! $cfg['DBG']['sql'] boolean DEVELOPERS ONLY! Enable logging queries and execution times to be displayed in the bottom of main page (right frame). $cfg['RestrictFunctions'] array Functions preferred for column meta types as defined in $cfg ['RestrictColumnTypes']. Usage 3. In most cases you don't need to edit this.your-host. 2. In most cases you don't need to edit this. Instead. you have to setup the column_info table and the proper directives. $cfg['DefaultFunctions'] array Functions selected by default when inserting/changing row. Using transformation options you can also specify strings to append/ prepend to a string or the format you want the output stored in.php installation. Usage . Introduction To enable transformations. For a tutorial on how to effectively use transformations.The SOAP service allows you to log in with anonymous and any password. In most cases you don't need to edit this. Introduction 2. if you have an account with them. so we use those by default. The transformation will take the content of each column and transform it with certain rules defined in the selected transformation. you can consult your <www. Functions are defined for meta types from $cfg['RestrictColumnTypes'] and for first_timestamp. $cfg['RestrictColumnTypes'] array Mapping of column types to meta types used for preferring displayed functions. $cfg['ColumnTypes'] array All possible types of a MySQL column. Using transformations you can transform that filename into a HTML link. In most cases you don't need to edit this. File structure 1. For a general overview of all available transformations and their options.com>/<your-install-dir>/ transformation_overview. You can apply different transformations to the contents of each column. Please see the Configuration section on how to do so. you can put your login details here. $cfg['AttributeTypes'] array Possible attributes for columns. $cfg['Functions'] array A list of functions MySQL supports. In most cases you don't need to edit this. so you can click inside of the phpMyAdmin structure on the column's link and will see the file displayed in a new browser window. and it will be used in place of the anonymous login. Normally you would see in phpMyAdmin only this filename. see our Link section on the official phpMyAdmin homepage. Transformations 1. Say you have a column 'filename' which contains a filename. which is used for first timestamp column in table.

php'. 'Browser transformation' and 'Transformation options'. so take care of what the output will be like.Go to your tbl_structure. Use the format "'. Select the MIME-type that corresponds to the column's contents. Please note that transformations are inactive as long as no MIME-type is selected. There are transformations which operate on the main mimetype (like 'image').''. There is a basic file called 'global.e. * The field 'MIME-type' is a drop-down field. If you use a transform. There is no security check for you selected the right transformation.'second parameter'. but pay attention to option usage as well as what the transformation does to your column. They are stored in files to ease up customization and easy adding of new transformations. One can. * The field 'Browser transformation' is a drop-down field.'charset=us-ascii'".'b'. You can also use transforms on a different mimetype than what they where built for. There click on "Change" (or change icon) and there you will see three new fields at the end of the line. however. Mimetype-bound transformations usually only operate on a certain mimetype.. Much like the ENUM/SET-Fields. 3. however use the defaults for the parameters: "''. It makes no sense to apply a transformation to a mimetype the transform-function doesn't know to handle.'c'. You can. This is because internally the options will be parsed as an array. which will most likely take the subtype into regard. as the last value of the set. There are 5 possible file names: . if necessary.(NOTE THE MISSING BLANKS). You can choose from a hopefully growing amount of pre-defined transformations.php page (i.'charset=us-ascii'". use empty mime-types and global transformations which should work for many mimetypes. They will take the mimetype.inc. You can use transformations on mimetypes for which the function was not defined for. Usually the transforms can operate with default options. You have to enter transform-function specific options here. into regard. and those who only operate on a specific subtype (like 'image/ jpeg'). leaving the first value the first element in the array. Global transformations can be used for any mimetype.. it is kept sure that transformations always work. reached through clicking on the 'Structure' link for a table). * The field 'Transformation options' is a free-type textfield. and so forth. but it is generally a good idea to look up the overview to see which options are necessary.. charset=XXX'". for which you can specify 2 options and you want to append a character set. Because the user cannot enter own mimetypes. You have to put that outside of the pre-defined options of the specific mime-transform. enter "'first parameter'. See below for information on how to build your own transformation. If you want to specify a MIME character set you can define it in the transformation_options. This function can be included by any other transform function and provides some basic functions. you have to split up several options using the format 'a'. They are called 'MIME-type'. There are global transformations and mimetype-bound transformations. File structure All mimetypes and their transformations are defined through single files in the directory 'libraries/transformations/'.

which shall not be contained in their names. A mimetype+subtype without specific transform function [mimetype]_[subtype]. Example: text.inc.inc. Example: text__formatted.inc. A global transform function with no specific mimetype global__[transform].php Please not that mimetype and subtype are separated via '_'.php Please note that there are no '_' characters in the filename.php Please note that there are no single '_' characters.php . A mimetype+subtype transform: [mimetype]_[subtype]__[transform].inc. Example: text_html__formatted.php (No function) 4.inc.php PMA_transform_text__formatted() 3.inc.1.php (No function) 5. No transformation function is defined in the file itself. The transform function will the be called 'PMA_transform_[mimetype]_ [subtype]__[transform]()'.php PMA_transform_text_html__formatted() 2.inc. Example: text_plain.inc.inc. The transform function/filename may contain only characters which cause no problems in the file system as well as the PHP function naming convention. Do not use special characters in the filename causing problems with the file system.php Please note that there are no '__' characters in the filename. A mimetype (w/o subtype) without specific transform function [mimetype]. Do not use special characters in the filename causing problems with the file system. The transform function will the be called 'PMA_transform_[mimetype]__ [transform]()'. The transform function /filename may contain only characters which cause no problems in the file system as well as the PHP function naming convention. No transformation function is defined in the file itself. A mimetype (w/o subtype) transform: [mimetype]__[transform].

The data is drawn from the output of the mysql_fetch_field() function. and '__' to provide a transform function. 2. This is the text. 9. 8. all object properties described on the manual page are available in this variable and can be used to transform a column accordingly to unsigned/ zerofill/not_null/.Contains the text inside of the column.Frequently Asked Questions 1.e.sh. See the libraries/transformations/TEMPLATE_MIMETYPE for adding a mimetype without a transform function. Server Configuration Known limitations ISPs. 7.sh. 2. 6.Contains an object with information about your column. 3. 'text/plain'. Currently following keys can be used: info Long description of the transformation. Example: global__formatted PMA_transform_global__formatted() So generally use '_' to split up mimetype and subtype..) Additionally you should also provide additional function to provide information about the transformation to the user. Please see the libraries/transformations/TEMPLATE file for adding your own transform function. empty mimetype please see libraries/ transformations/template_generator_mimetype. multi-user installations Browsers or client OS Using phpMyAdmin phpMyAdmin project Security Synchronization Please have a look at our Link section on the official phpMyAdmin homepage for in-depth coverage of phpMyAdmin's features and or interface. 5.The transform function will the be called 'PMA_transform_global__ [transform]()'. All filenames containing no '__' in themselves are not shown as valid transform functions in the dropdown. The $meta->mimetype variable contains the original MIME-type of the column (i. FAQ . This means. . properties. $meta . 3. A transform function always gets passed three variables: 1. This function should have same name as transformation function just with appended _info suffix. $buffer . To create a new. 4. 'image/jpeg' etc.. To create a new transform function please see libraries/transformations/ template_generator. you want to transform. $options .Contains any user-passed options to a transform function as an array. This function accepts no parameters and returns array with information about the transformation.

4 Using phpMyAdmin on IIS. You should first try the latest versions of Apache (and possibly MySQL).6 I can't use phpMyAdmin on PWS: nothing is displayed! This seems to be a PWS bug.1 entry about PHP bugs with output buffering. 1. 1.php file and the zlib.. If your server keeps crashing.ini * restart Apache . index. Your uploaded file is saved by PHP in the "upload dir". 1. what can I do? Try to set the $cfg['OBGzip'] directive to FALSE in your config. you must have Zlib/Bzip2 support (--with-zlib and --with-bz2).5 Using phpMyAdmin on IIS. 1.php and libraries/common.7 How can I GZip or Bzip a dump or a CSV export? It does not seem to work. I'm displayed the error message: "The specified CGI application misbehaved by not returning a complete set of HTTP headers . Please use instead the cookie authentication mode.inc.php.". libraries/header_printview.2 My Apache server crashes when using phpMyAdmin.inc.output_compression directive to Off in your php configuration file. I'm facing crashes and/or many error messages with the HTTP.php.apache /tmp/ php * give proper permission: chmod 600 /tmp/php * put upload_tmp_dir = /tmp/php in php.. and I get an error about safe mode being in effect. 1. navigation.inc.1 My server is crashing each time a specific action is required or phpMyAdmin sends a blank page or a page full of cryptic characters to my browser. Have a look at the last message in this bug report from the official PHP bug database. as defined in php. to enable uploads of files while being reasonably secure: * create a separate directory for uploads: mkdir /tmp/php * give ownership to the Apache server's user. 1. These features are based on the gzencode() and bzcompress() PHP functions to be more independent of the platform (Unix/Windows.8 I cannot insert a text file in a table. We recommend the following setup for Apache servers running in safe mode.php.txt file from the PHP distribution. You just forgot to read the install. 1.lib. Filippo Simoncini found a workaround (at this time there is no better fix): remove or comment the DOCTYPE declarations (2 lines) from the scripts libraries/header. So. please ask for help in the various Apache support groups.3 (withdrawn).Server 1.php.group: chown apache.ini by the variable upload_tmp_dir (usually the system default is /tmp). See also the FAQ 1. and so on). Safe Mode or not. This is a known problem with the PHP ISAPI filter: it's not so stable.

1. More information is available in the Configuration section of this document. Since version 2. Please modify your column names to align with current standards. The first things to check (or ask your host provider to check) are the values of upload_max_filesize. 1.conf: SetEnvIf User-Agent ". phpMyAdmin supports servers with open_basedir restrictions. In previous MySQL versions. 1. the import engine has been re?written and these problems should not occur. what can I do? The MySQL manual explains how to reset the permissions.user column names. Starting with version 2. . but are aware of users having success with it. * If you have shell (command line) access. This allows one to upload a file to the server via scp. My browser is Internet Explorer and I'm using the Apache server.7. 1. use MySQL to import the files directly.10 I'm having troubles when uploading files with phpMyAdmin running on a secure server.sql.1. ftp. add this line to your httpd.11 I get an 'open_basedir restriction' while uploading a file from the query box.14 (withdrawn). or your favorite file transfer method.2.*MSIE. There exist several workarounds if your upload is too big or your hosting provider is unwilling to change the settings: * Look at the $cfg['UploadDir'] feature. upgrade your phpMyAdmin to the latest version to take advantage of the new import features. the User and Passwordcolumns were named user and password.9 (withdrawn).ini configuration file. 1. memory_limit and post_max_size in the php.16 I cannot upload big dump files (memory. We cannot support this or any third party applications. You can do this by issuing the "source" command from within MySQL: source filename. 1. HTTP or timeout problems). If possible. All of these three settings limit the maximum size of data that can be submitted and handled by PHP. and after execution of your SQL commands. 1. One user also said that post_max_size and memory_limit need to be larger than upload_max_filesize.12 I have lost my MySQL root password. However you need to create temporary directory and configure it as $cfg['TempDir']. PhpMyAdmin is then able to import the files from the temporary directory. * Using a utility (such as BigDump) to split the files before uploading.*" nokeepalive ssl-unclean-shutdown It seems to clear up many problems between Internet Explorer and SSL.15 I have problems with mysql.0. removed.4. The uploaded files will be moved there. As suggested by "Rob M" in the phpWizard forum.13 (withdrawn).

17a). Usually.17 Which MySQL versions does phpMyAdmin support? Since phpMyAdmin 3. In php. When compiling PHP. MariaDB is also supported (versions 5. we strongly recommend that you manually link the MySQL extension of your choice to a MySQL client library of at least the same minor version since the one that is bundled with some PHP distributions is rather old and might cause problems (see FAQ 1. 1. phpMyAdmin tried to load the extension but failed.2 were tested).max_links higher than 1. This extension may be part of the PHP distribution (compiled-in). "Client does not support authentication protocol requested by server. In general. the problem is solved by installing a software package called "PHP-MySQL" or something similar. 1. The version of your MySQL client library can be checked in your phpinfo() output.21 I am running the CGI version of PHP under Unix.ini.0. 1.19 I can't run the "display relations" feature because the script seems not to know the font face I'm using! The "FPDF" library we're using for this feature requires some special files to use font faces. The latter one should be used unless you have a good reason not to do so. Your chosen extension is specified in $cfg['Servers'][$i]['extension']. This problem is generally caused by using MySQL version 4. your file_uploads parameter is not set . consider upgrading MySQL client" You tried to access MySQL with an old MySQL client library.5 Drizzle is supported.17. It always returns the error message. and I cannot log in using cookie auth. MySQL changed the authentication hash and your PHP is trying to use the old method.1 and newer are supported. please check PHP Configuration". More information (and several workarounds) are located in the MySQL Documentation.as mentioned in FAQ 1.1 or newer.0.so or php_mysql. 1. it should have at least the same minor version as your server . phpMyAdmin can connect to your MySQL server using PHP's classic MySQL extension as well as the improved MySQL extension (MySQLi) that is available in PHP 5.18 (withdrawn).dll. only MySQL 5.17a I cannot connect to the MySQL server.22 I don't see the "Location of text file" field. For older MySQL versions.1 and 5.x. Its name is probably mysql. To connect to a MySQL server.x branch. Please refers to the FPDF manual to build these files. 1. This is most likely because in php. 1. so I cannot upload. Since phpMyAdmin 3.ini. you need to use the latest 2. PHP needs a set of MySQL functions called "MySQL extension".20 I receive the error "cannot load MySQL extension. set mysql.1. The proper solution is to use the mysqli extension with the proper client library to match your MySQL installation.0. otherwise it needs to be loaded dynamically.

It is possible to configure Apache in such a way that PHP has problems interpreting .23.26 I just installed phpMyAdmin in my document root of IIS but I get the error "No input file specified" when trying to run phpMyAdmin. Right-click on the phpmyadmin folder and choose properties. What does this mean? This can happen due to a MySQL bug when having database / table names with upper case characters although lower_case_table_names is set to 1.29 When I create a table or modify a column.to "on".php$ # mod_gzip_item_include mime "application/x-httpd-php. turn off this directive.0. This is a permission problem.1a on Windows XP. You can always check the value of this directive using the query SHOW VARIABLES LIKE 'lower_case_table_names'. 1.3.26. . This bug will be fixed in PHP 5.24 (withdrawn). Now set his permissions and it should work.0. Of course you have to restart Apache. Under the tab Security. 1. This is a PHP bug that occur when GZIP output buffering is enabled. 1.php with plenty of tables). 1.23 I'm running MySQL on a Win32 machine.*" as this version of mod_gzip on Apache (Windows) has problems handling PHP scripts. there's a bug-fix available starting with MySQL 3. You can change this behavior by simply changing the directive to 0 (OFF): Just edit your my.inc. A tip from Jose Fandos: put a comment on the following two lines in httpd. like this: # mod_gzip_item_include file \. it should work.27 I get empty page when I want to view huge page (eg. 1. such as undefined variables when I run a SQL query. I get an error and the columns are duplicated.56 / 4.0.28 My MySQL server sometimes refuses queries and returns the message 'Errorcode: 13'. Alternatively.ini file that should be located in your Windows directory and add the following line to the group [mysqld]: set-variable = lower_case_table_names=0 Next. Each time I create a new table the table and column names are changed to lowercase! This happens because the MySQL directive lower_case_table_names defaults to 1 (ON) in the Win32 version of MySQL. and I get problems. db_structure.php files.11-gamma.conf. 1. If you turn off it (by $cfg['OBGzip'] = false in config. 1. click on "Add" and select the user "IUSR_machine" from the list. save the file and restart the MySQL service.php). To fix this.25 I am running Apache with mod_gzip-1. convert all database and table names to lower case and turn it on again.

PHP 4.e. 1. that you have enabled some features within global configuration.ini file. so just comment out the first set of lines and restart Apache: #SetOutputFilter PHP #SetInputFilter PHP 1.6. and Digest if it's enabled. In Custom Errors.30 I get the error "navigation. If you want http://server/phpMyAdmin/ database[/table][/script] URLs. This problem is known to happen when the server is running Turck MMCache but upgrading MMCache to version 2. In Web Site Properties -> File/Directory Security -> Anonymous Access dialog box.) Click OK.21 solves the problem. Out of the box. You need Options FollowSymLinks and AllowOverride FileInfo enabled for directory where phpMyAdmin is installed and you need mod_rewrite to be enabled.1.3. For server you use the server number which refers to the order of the server paragraph in config. In your php. 1.conf. while the other set was in /etc/httpd/conf/addon-modules/php. Table and script parts are optional. check the Anonymous access checkbox and uncheck any other checkboxes (i.1 through 401. 1. This procedure was tested with phpMyAdmin 2.2 and newer.rfc2616_headers = 0 2. 3.5 and click the Set to Default button.htaccess file in root folder of phpMyAdmin installation (don't forget to change directory name inside of it): . 1.inc.9 in ISAPI mode under IIS 5.php? server=X&db=database&table=table&target=script. 1.31 Does phpMyAdmin support php5? Yes. The recommended way is with AddType.php: Missing hash".php In the case we saw. set cgi. First make sure.The problems occur when two different (and conflicting) set of directives are used: SetOutputFilter PHP SetInputFilter PHP and AddType application/x-httpd-php . you need to do some configuration. Then you just need to create following . uncheck Basic authentication. Since release 3. you can use URLs like http://server/phpMyAdmin/index.33 (withdrawn).34 Can I access directly to database or table pages? Yes.1.32 Can I use HTTP authentication with IIS? Yes. Integrated Windows authentication.3.conf.0 only PHP 5. Following lines apply only for Apache web server.9 branch is still maintained. one set of directives was in /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.php. For older PHP versions 2. select the range of 401.

request.bailout_on_error needs to be disabled (the default) suhosin.max_totalname_length should be increased (eg.max_array_index_length should be increased (eg. 256) suhosin.37 I run phpMyAdmin on cluster of different machines and password encryption in cookie auth doesn't work. 1.request. 256) suhosin.* should not include SQL.38 Can I use phpMyAdmin on a server on which Suhosin is enabled? Yes but the default configuration values of Suhosin are known to cause problems with some operations.php?db=$1&target=$2 [R] RewriteRule ^([a-zA-Z0-9_]+)/([a-zA-Z0-9_]+)$ index. 1024) suhosin.max_vars should be increased (eg.request. However you need to pass authentication variable to CGI using following rewrite rule: RewriteEngine On RewriteRule . What can cause this behavior? .php?db=$1 [R] 1. what is something what Suhosin tries to prevent.max_totalname_length should be increased (eg.request. 2048) suhosin. 1. PHP code used for encryption/decryption won't work correct.php)$ index.post. so you can diagnose the problem and adjust matching configuration variable.* and suhosin.get. There can be many explanations to this and a look at your server's error log file might give a clue. 8192) suhosin. I can log in.post. but then my connection is redirected back to http. 8192) suhosin. however you might want to adjust at least following parameters: * * * * * * * * * suhosin.* . Generally all suhosin.35 Can I use HTTP authentication with Apache CGI? Yes.36 I get an error "500 Internal Server Error".php?db=$1&table=$2 [R] RewriteRule ^([a-zA-Z0-9_]+)$ index.log. Only solution is to use mcrypt extension which works fine in this case.post.post.sql. suhosin. 1.*. otherwise you get big slowdown You can also disable the warning using the SuhosinDisableWarning directive.php)$ index.[E=REMOTE_USER:%{HTTP:Authorization}.max_value_length should be increased (eg. Suhosin configuration might lead to malfunction in some cases and it can not be fully avoided as phpMyAdmin is kind of application which needs to transfer big amounts of columns in single HTTP request. This is caused by use of pack/unpack functions in code.php?db=$1&tab le=$2&target=$3 [R] RewriteRule ^([a-zA-Z0-9_]+)/([a-z_]+\. You can always find in your error logs which limit did cause dropping of variable. 2048) suhosin. If your cluster consist of different architectures.max_array_index_length should be increased (eg. The default values for most Suhosin configuration options will work in most scenarios.39 When I try to connect via https.L] 1.* directives can have negative effect on phpMyAdmin usability.max_vars should be increased (eg.get.RewriteEngine On RewriteBase /path_to_phpMyAdmin RewriteRule ^([a-zA-Z0-9_]+)/([a-zA-Z0-9_]+)/([a-z_]+\. for example editing a table with many columns and no primary key or with textual primary key.

html for more details. you need to run the mysql_upgrade command on the server.OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^. the tilde (~) must be url encoded as %7E in the ProxyPassReverse* lines.Jeeves| .*" intext:"Lo g in" -wiki -forum -forums -questions intext:"Cookies must be enabled" RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.40 When accessing phpMyAdmin via an Apache reverse proxy.org/docs/2. See http://httpd.com/~user/phpmyadmin ProxyPassReverse /mirror/foo/ http://backend.41 When I view a database and ask to see its privileges. 1. 1. ProxyPass /mirror/foo/ http://backend.example. This is quite easy to circumvent.txt # Did google respect robots.OR] # Ban Search Engines.com ProxyPassReverseCookiePath / /mirror/foo/ Note: if the backend url looks like http://host/~user/phpmyadmin. To be able to use cookie auth Apache must know that it has to rewrite the set-cookie headers.42 How can I prevent robots from accessing phpMyAdmin? You can add various rules to .2/mod/mod_proxy.*(AdsBot-Google|ia_archiver|Scooter|Ask. cookie login does not work.org/docs/2.com public.apache. This is not specific to phpmyadmin.OR] # Ban Typical Vulnerability Scanners and others # Kick out Script Kiddies RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^(java|curl|wget).htaccess to filter access based on user agent field. Crawlers to your administrative panel # No reasons to access from bots # Ultimately Better than the useless robots.*.example. 1.example. but could prevent at least some robots accessing your installation. Example from the Apache 2.* [NC.0/mod/mod_ssl.OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.example.txt? # Try google: intitle:phpMyAdmin intext:"Welcome to phpMyAdmin *.*(libwww-perl|curl|wget|python|nikto|wkito|pikt o|scan|acunetix).* [NC.com/ ProxyPassReverse /mirror/foo/ http://backend.com/ ProxyPassReverseCookieDomain backend.* [NC. The MySQL server's privilege tables are not up to date. I get an error about an unknown column.example.2 documentation: ProxyPass /mirror/foo/ http://backend.apache.example.html#ssloptions . it's just the behavior of Apache.*(winhttp|HTTrack|clshttp|archiver|loader|email |harvest|extract|grab|miner).Be sure that you have enabled SSLOptions and StdEnvVars in your Apache configuration.com/%7Euser/phpmyadmin ProxyPassReverseCookiePath /%7Euser/phpmyadmin /mirror/foo See http://httpd. RewriteEngine on # Allow only GET and POST verbs RewriteCond %{REQUEST_METHOD} !^(GET|POST)$ [NC.

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php in "your_theme_name" to contain your chosen theme name. $cfg['ThemeManager'] and $cfg ['ThemeDefault']. "original" contains all images and styles.inc. To create a theme: * make a new subdirectory (for example "your_theme_name") under $cfg ['ThemePath'] (by default themes) * copy the files and directories from "original" to "your_theme_name" * edit the css-files in "your_theme_name/css" * put your new images in "your_theme_name/img" * edit layout. Under $cfg['ThemePath'].4 Nothing is displayed by my browser when I try to run phpMyAdmin. what can I do? Try to set the $cfg['OBGZip'] directive to FALSE in the phpMyAdmin configuration file. If you enter "127.Have also a look at the corresponding section of the MySQL documentation. 2. Your selected theme will be stored in a cookie. It helps sometime. MySQL is not resolving the localhost as expected. you can select your favorite theme on the main page. everything is right and MySQL uses the TCP connection. 2. please upgrade to a plain revision. And that doesn't work in this configuration with port forwarding.png" .0. because this is the system theme used by phpMyAdmin. I'm asked to log in again. Also have a look at your PHP version number: if it contains "b" or "alpha" it means you're running a testing version of PHP.7 Using and creating themes Themes are configured with $cfg['ThemePath'].1" as hostname. that will be visible in user interface * make a new screenshot of your theme and save it under "your_theme_name/ screen.php in "your_theme_name" * edit info.6 I get an "Access denied for user: 'root@localhost' (Using password: YES) "-error when trying to access a MySQL-Server on a host which is port-forwarded for my localhost. you should not delete the directory "original" or its underlying structure. That's not a so good idea. 2. for backwards compatibility and for all themes that would not include images or css-files. When you are using a port on your localhost. an error 404 (page not found) is displayed or. What's wrong? Check the value you set for the $cfg['PmaAbsoluteUri'] directive in the phpMyAdmin configuration file.inc. 2. which you redirect via port-forwarding to another host. If $cfg['ThemeManager'] is enabled.0. Erik Wasser explains: The solution is: if your host is "localhost" MySQL (the command line tool mysql as well) always tries to use the socket connection for speeding up things.5 Each time I want to insert or change a row or drop a database or a table. with HTTP or cookie authentication.

php. a user who logged out can not log in again in with the same nick.1 When using HTTP authentication. Known limitations 3.save_path does not exist or is read-only. remove the directory "img" in "your_theme_name".8 I get "Missing parameters" errors. try to leave the $cfg['PmaAbsoluteUri'] directive empty.theme with version 2 should work in phpMyAdmin requiring version 1. For GZip/BZip2 exports this can be overcome since 2. you might want to increase request limits. see http://bugs.com/bug. phpMyAdmin will use the default icons and buttons (from the system-theme "original"). * Maybe you have a broken PHP installation or you need to upgrade your Zend Optimizer. Moreover. 3.7. * If you are using Hardened-PHP.php?id=21704.5. your server must have either the APC extension or the uploadprogress one.4 I am unable to import dumps I created with the mysqldump tool bundled with . 2. Replace it with "&.ini directive arg_separator.php?id=31134.net/bug. You should be able to log in again. you have to use another way. This is an InnoDB bug.inc.rfc1867 to on in your php. To bypass this problem: just close all the opened browser windows and then go back to phpMyAdmin. you must set apc.php.inc. If using APC.ini directive session.4 using $cfg['CompressOnFly'] (enabled by default).ini. This is related to the authentication mechanism (protocol) used by phpMyAdmin. so if you need Zip files for larger dump.max_request_variables set to the default (200) or another low value. you could get this error if your table has a high number of columns. theme generation and theme version. If you do not want to use your own symbols and buttons. (Thanks to Klaus Dorninger for the hint). 2. 3. 3.".input. Themes within same generation should be backwards compatible . Themes with different generation are incompatible. Zip exports can not be handled this way. * If you are using Hardened PHP with the ini directive varfilter. These versions and generations are enumerated from 1 and do not have any direct dependence on phpMyAdmin version. See http://bugs. See also FAQ 4. * The directory specified in the php. a value of ".9 Seeing an upload progress bar To be able to see a progress bar during your uploads. what can I do? Here are a few points to check: * In config. I lose foreign key relationships when I rename a table or a column.mysql." will cause this error. I get a memory limit error or a time limit error.3 With InnoDB tables. the JSON extension has to be enabled in your PHP. Adjust this setting accordingly.In theme directory there is file info.2 When dumping a large table in compressed mode.php which contains theme verbose name. Compressed dumps are built in memory and because of this are limited to php's memory limit. * In the php.

3.22 --.com/doc/mysql/en/ ansi-mode.the MySQL server distribution. 3.7 I have table with many (100+) columns and when I try to browse table I get series of errors like "Warning: unable to parse url". How can this be fixed? Your table neither have a primary key nor an unique one. This means. being able to choose a table in another database. For a tutorial on how to effectively use transformations.23. If you want to run your dump you have to turn it into valid MySQL.Server version 3. You can. you have to add a whitespace after the first two dashes of the line or add a # before it: -. The workaround is to create a primary or unique key. think about using another TableSeparator or disabling that feature 3. If you have to.------------------------------------------------------or #--------------------------------------------------------3. the form will submit itself to the displaying page again.8 I cannot use (clickable) HTML-forms in columns where I put a MIME-Transformation onto! Due to a surrounding form-container (for multi-row delete checkboxes). In Query-by-example (Query).9 I get error messages when using "--sql_mode=ANSI" for the MySQL server When MySQL is running in ANSI-compatibility mode. or at the beginning/end of your table name.mysql. or having more than one index column in the foreign key. the quote-character (") is interpreted . see our Link section on the official phpMyAdmin-homepage. so we must use a long expression to identify this row. use any form inside of a table if keep the parent form-container with the target to tbl_row_delete.54 The invalid part of the code is the horizontal line made of dashes that appears once in every dump created with mysqldump.Host: localhost Database: database ---------------------------------------------------------.php and just put your own input-elements inside. there are some major differences in how SQL is structured (see http://dev. automatic generation of the query LEFT JOIN from the foreign table.html). The problem is that older versions of mysqldump created invalid comments like this: -. 3. This causes problems to parse_url function. If you use a custom submit input field. no nested forms can be put inside the table where phpMyAdmin displays the results.5 When using nested folders there are some multiple hierarchies displayed in a wrong manner?! ($cfg['LeftFrameTableSeparator']) Please note that you should not use the separating string multiple times without any characters between them. Most important of all.6 What is currently not supported in phpMyAdmin about InnoDB? In Relation view.MySQL dump 8. however. where you can validate the $HTTP_POST_VARS in a transformation.

1. if I click Edit I cannot be sure that I am editing the intended row.11 The number of rows for InnoDB tables is not correct. Please make sure that your table has a primary key. but this could have a serious impact on performance.10 Homonyms and no primary key: When the results of a SELECT display more that one column with the same value (for example SELECT lastname from employees where firstname like 'A%' and two "Smith" values are displayed). Currently. phpMyAdmin uses a quick method to get the row count.49 shows that the API does not accept this syntax for the USE command. 3. There is no reliable way to differentiate tables in CSV format. the import type-detection system can only assign these MySQL types to columns. This has been a known limitation of phpMyAdmin since the beginning and it's not likely to be solved in the future. 3.19 When I import a file and have phpMyAdmin determine the appropriate data structure it only uses int. more will likely be added but for the time being you will have to edit the structure to your liking post-import. so that phpMyAdmin can use it for the Edit and Delete links. If you know you will be adding larger items to that column then you should manually adjust the column sizes accordingly. 3.as an identifier quote character and not as a string quote character. This is done for the sake of efficiency. Also.12 (withdrawn).17 (withdrawn). 3. 3. and this method only returns an approximate count in the case of InnoDB tables. you should note the fact that phpMyAdmin will use the size of the largest item in any given column as the column size for the appropriate type.16 (withdrawn). they are lumped together into a single table. See $cfg ['MaxExactCount'] for a way to modify those results. 3. 3. ISPs. There is no workaround to this behaviour. decimal. and varchar types. For the time being. News to this item will be posted in Bug report #816858 3. The tests I have made with MySQL 5. which makes many internal phpMyAdmin operations into invalid SQL statements. multi-user installations . you will have to break apart CSV files containing multiple tables. 3.13 I get an error when entering USE followed by a db name containing an hyphen. 3.15 (withdrawn).14 I am not able to browse a table when I don't have the right to SELECT one of the columns. In future.18 When I import a CSV file that contains multiple tables.

you should use phpMyAdmin's HTTP or cookie authentication features. UPDATE.1 I'm an ISP. 4.htaccess files. you can enter a wildcard database name for a user (for example "joe%"). 4. The include_path must contain ". 4.2 What's the preferred way of making phpMyAdmin secure against evil access. Suggestions: * Your config. INDEX. and open_basedir. eg.apache.5 Is it possible to let users create their own databases? Starting with 2.inc.3 I get errors about not being able to include a file in /lang or in / libraries. This requires a properly setup MySQL user management and phpMyAdmin HTTP or cookie authentication. If you're running a server which cannot be accessed by other people. * You have already setup a security mechanism for the phpMyAdmin-directory.htaccess file.htaccess file. Since version 2. adding SELECT. a . you can take them and add a username between the 'deny'/'allow' and 'from' strings. it's sufficient to use the directory protection bundled with your webserver (with Apache you can use . ALTER would let a user create/manage his/her database(s).2. * Follow security recommendations for PHP and your webserver. where phpmy is a user whose password is only known to you.ini. in the user management page. This depends on your system.4 phpMyAdmin always gives "Access denied" when using HTTP authentication. For example. See the install section on "Using HTTP authentication".php file should be chmod 660. for example).5. must contain ". or ask your sysadmin to check it. * All your phpMyAdmin files should be chown -R phpmy. DELETE.4. and put the privileges you want.0. and apache is the group under which Apache runs.3. The development of this feature was kindly sponsored by NetCologne GmbH. CREATE. so remove it. DROP. If other people have telnet access to your server. * The username/password you specify in the login dialog are invalid. Then you can just add those updated lines into the $cfg ['Servers'][$i]['AllowDeny']['rules'] array. Can I setup one central copy of phpMyAdmin or do I need to install it for each customer. It stops the 'root' user from logging in from any networks other than the private network IP ." and ". If you want a pre-made sample. 4. This could happen for several reasons: * $cfg['Servers'][$i]['controluser'] and/or $cfg['Servers'][$i] ['controlpass'] are wrong. INSERT./lang" to allow normal operation of phpMyAdmin." somewhere in it. Check php. you can setup a central copy of phpMyAdmin for all your users. Using the username wildcard of '%' would be a major benefit here if your installation is suited to using it. you can try this fragment. 4. if used. This would interfere with phpMyAdmin's authentication.6 How can I use the Host-based authentication additions? If you have existing rules from an old .

we could easily create more than 60 columns.2. Browsers or client OS 5. With Konqueror 2. pma_username. .0/12'.1: plain dumps. and my controls are non-functional. MS Internet Explorer seems to be really buggy about cookies.0/8'.2 With Xitami 2. 4. 4. Bzip2 dumps don't seem to work. zip and GZip dumps work ok.0. 5. This is not a phpMyAdmin problem but a Xitami known bug: you'll face it with each script/website that use forms.0.allow'. Testing under WinNT4 or Win2K. 'allow root from 172. then come back to your table properties and add the other columns.168. //block root from logging in except from the private networks $cfg['Servers'][$i]['AllowDeny']['order'] = 'deny.0. A workaround is to create a smaller number of columns.5b4. 5.16.0/16'. 5. Using pma_username and pma_password has been tested along with the usage of 'cookie' auth_type. For example.2.2. GZip dumps give an error message. pma_password and server parameters.3 I have problems dumping tables with Konqueror (phpMyAdmin 2. Testing needs to be done for Konqueror 2. you can use the db. We could reproduce this problem only under Win98/98SE. except that the proposed file name for the dump is always 'tbl_dump.0. This last one can contain either the numeric host index (from $i of the configuration file) or one of the host names present in the configuration file.1 I get an out of memory error. 'allow root from localhost'. at least till version 6. phpMyAdmin won't process form fields. 5. when trying to create a table with more than 14 columns.8 Which parameters can I use in the URL that starts phpMyAdmin? When starting phpMyAdmin. ).2). so they must be moved before closing Konqueror.2. Upgrade or downgrade your Xitami server.4 I can't use the cookie authentication mode because Internet Explorer never stores the cookies. 'allow root from 192. $cfg['Servers'][$i]['AllowDeny']['rules'] = array( 'deny root from all'.7 Authentication window is displayed more than once.php'. 'allow root from 10.blocks. why? This happens if you are using a URL to start phpMyAdmin which is different than the one set in your $cfg['PmaAbsoluteUri']. zip dumps are placed into the user's temporary directory.1: plain dumps work. a missing "www".1. or entering with an IP address while a domain name is defined in the config file. With Konqueror 2. I get JavaScript errors when browsing my rows.0.5 In Internet Explorer 5. or else they disappear.

Please ensure that you have set your browser's character set to the one of the language file you have selected on phpMyAdmin's start page.3.6 was OK. I have to log in on each operation.11 Extended-ASCII characters like German umlauts are displayed wrong. I can manage to get to the authentication.9.9.2.0. This is a bug in Internet Explorer. 5.? to 1. then the other one.5 or 6. Please upgrade to Opera7 at least. and this not happen in Netscape. Since we can't detect the specific Netscape version. or with a text column Your table neither have a primary key nor an unique one.14 Using Opera6. but if I switch back to the first.0. we cannot workaround this bug.75 I get empty rows between each row of data in a CSV exported file. who adds that Chimera. so we must use a long URL to identify this row. 5.5 or 6.75 bug: it adds some line feeds when exporting data in octet-stream mode. or use another browser. Alternatively.9. and come back to the welcome page.15 I have display problems with Safari.7 I have problems sending a query modified in the query box.5 SP2. 5. 5. only a blank screen. 5.6 In Internet Explorer 5. 5. . 5. This is a Mozilla bug (see bug #26882 at BugZilla). Netscape and Mozilla do not have this problem. 5. Please upgrade to at least version 1. Some browsers support right-clicking into the frame you want to refresh. other browsers do not behave this way.0-PR1 I can't type a whitespace in the SQL-Query edit area: the page scrolls down. The workaround is to create a primary or unique key. There is a limit on the length of the URL in those browsers. 5. I cannot manage two servers: I log in to the first one. Looks like a Mozilla bug: 0. 5. and HTTP authentication type. for example. just do this in the right frame.13 With Internet Explorer 5. This is a known Netscape 4. This issue has been reported by a OS X user. you can try the auto detection mode that is supported by the recent versions of the most browsers.0 and Netscape 7. but nothing happens after that.7 I refresh (reload) my browser.10 With Netscape 4. 5. I get an error (like "Page not found") when trying to modify a row in a table with many columns. We will keep an eye on future Mozilla versions.12 Mac OS X: Safari browser changes special characters to "?".8 With Mozilla 0.9 With Mozilla 0.Upgrade to at least Internet Explorer 5.

5. Using phpMyAdmin 6.2.2. or the reverse situation.18 With Konqueror 4. To troubleshoot. then display the table properties and click the Index link to create the other index.17 With Firefox. Many users have confirmed that the Tabbrowser Extensions plugin they installed in their Firefox is causing the problem.3 How can I insert a null value into my table? Since version 2. 6. Often the problem is caused by specifying a wrong column-type.19 I get JavaScript errors in my browser.3.2. without the quotes.2 When I create a table.16 With Internet Explorer. Examine the SQL error with care. disable all extensions then clear your browser cache to see if the problem goes away. 5.5.inc.x an invalid LIMIT clause is generated when I browse a table. This happens only when both of these conditions are met: using the http authentication mode and register_globals being set to On on the server. You must allow HTTP ports (80 or 443) and MySQL port (usually 3306) in the "in" and "out" directions. Before 2. This is the way to create a multi-columns index.php to an IP address and you are starting phpMyAdmin with a URL containing a domain name.1 I can't insert new rows into a table / I can't create a table . Please check the following points: * Maybe you have defined your PmaAbsoluteUri setting in config. * Security settings in IE and/or Microsoft Security Center are too high.3. save. thus blocking scripts execution. I cannot delete rows of data or drop a database. Issues have been reported with some combinations of browser extensions. 6. I set an index for two columns and phpMyAdmin generates only one index with those two columns. as the column's . 5. Or I cannot make phpMyAdmin work under Windows. I get "Access is denied" Javascript errors.MySQL brings up a SQL-error. Common errors include: * Using VARCHAR without a size argument * Using TEXT or BLOB with a size argument Also. create the first one when creating the table. you have a checkbox for each column that can be null. meanwhile use the cookie authentication mode. look at the syntax chapter in the MySQL manual to confirm that your syntax is correct. If you want two indexes. It seems to be a browser-specific problem. you had to enter "null". * The Windows Firewall is blocking Apache and MySQL.

create it as explained in the configuration section. INSERT INTO REL_countries VALUES ('C'. If you don't have a pma_relation table. 6.7. For additional help on this subject. description varchar(10) NOT NULL default ''.sql" file? Click on a database name in the left frame. the properties will be displayed. 6. look for the word "upload" in this document. click "Export". you have to use the checkbox to get a real NULL value. You will need to choose "Save as file". With version 2. you will see options to compress the dump.5. In the "Location of the text file" section. towns and countries.6 How can I use the relation table in Query-by-example? Here is an example with the tables persons. Since version 2. person_name varchar(32) NOT NULL default ''. town_code varchar(5) default '0'. INSERT INTO REL_persons VALUES (15. the data. 'Canada'). look for the word "dump" in this document. 'Marc'.7. Select "Import" from the list of tabs in the right?hand frame (or "SQL" if your phpMyAdmin version is previous to 2. Then click Go.0). or use the Browse button. Then on the menu. if possible it is suggested that you upgrade to take advantage of the new features. . 'C'). ''). so if you enter "NULL" this means you want a literal NULL in the column. and not a NULL value (this works in PHP4). the properties will be displayed. or both. country_code char(1) NOT NULL default ''. the import engine has been re?written. This will generate standard SQL statements that can be used to recreate your database/table.4 How can I backup my database or table? Click on a database or table name in the left frame. CREATE TABLE REL_persons ( id tinyint(4) NOT NULL auto_increment. PRIMARY KEY (country_code) ) TYPE=MyISAM. 6.value. 'Paul'. 'S'.0. PRIMARY KEY (id) ) TYPE=MyISAM. so that phpMyAdmin can transmit the resulting dump to your station. INSERT INTO REL_persons VALUES (11. CREATE TABLE REL_towns ( town_code varchar(5) NOT NULL default '0'.5. For additional help on this subject. Then create the example tables: CREATE TABLE REL_countries ( country_code char(1) NOT NULL default ''. 'S'. Depending on your PHP configuration. type in the path to your dump filename. you can dump the structure. all located in the database mydb. See also the $cfg['ExecTimeLimit'] configuration variable.5 How can I restore (upload) my database or table using a dump? How can I run a ".

then Relation view in Links.description varchar(30) NOT NULL default ''. INSERT INTO REL_towns VALUES ('S'. then Relation view in "Choose column to display".7 How can I use the "display column" feature? Starting from the previous example. create the pma_table_info as explained in the configuration section.person_name and click the "Show" tickbox Do the same for towns. * When you'd like to look at your PDF. Choose "Edit PDF Pages" near the bottom of the page.say. for "country_code" choose "REL_countries->country_code" on table "REL_towns" click Structure.description and countries. * Select the name of the new page (making sure the Edit radio button is selected) and click Go. If you like. See also FAQ 6. To setup appropriate links and display information: * * * * * * on table "REL_persons" click Structure. and move the mouse over a town code or country code. 50x50. 'Montr?al'). towns. Choose "Operations" in the navigation bar at the top. "table_coords" and "pdf_pages" have to be filled in." which will put all your linked tables onto the new page. just pick any coordinates -. When initially placing tables on the page. PRIMARY KEY (town_code) ) TYPE=MyISAM. Coordinates are relative. INSERT INTO REL_towns VALUES ('M'. Which tables will go on which pages? * * * * Select your database in the left frame. first be sure to click the Save button . choose persons. choose "description" repeat the two previous steps for table "REL_countries" Then test like this: * * * * * * Click on your db name in the left frame Choose "Query" Use tables: persons. countries Click "Update query" In the columns row. After clicking Save. 'Sherbrooke'). then browse your persons table.21 for an additional feature that "display column" enables: drop-down list of possible values. enter its coordinates and click Save. you can then use the graphical editor to position the element correctly. your diagram will be automatically scaled to fit the page. 6. Then you need to think about your schema layout. * Select a table from the list. for "town_code" choose "REL_towns->code" in Links.8 How can I produce a PDF schema of my database? First the configuration variables "relation". Enter a name for the first PDF page and click Go. you can use the "automatic layout.descriptions in the other 2 columns * Click "Update query" and you will see in the query box that the correct joins have been generated * Click "Submit query" 6.

* "Delayed inserts" are best explained in the MySQL manual. invalid values are adjusted and inserted rather than causing the entire statement to fail. more info is provided in the MySQL manual.11 What is the curious symbol ? in the statistics pages? It means "average". MySQL will usually let you create a database with a dot. * "Extended inserts" provides a shorter dump file by using only once the INSERT verb and the table name.9 phpMyAdmin is changing the type of one of my columns! No. for example "schema.. it's MySQL that is doing silent column type changing. to save any changes you made there. you may get an error if the table name exists but has a different structure. If you put a backslash before the underscore. and click Go. This is a bad idea. So. Structure: * "Add DROP TABLE" will add a line telling MySQL to drop the table. if the database name is "john_db". this is a wildcard grant.12 I want to understand some Export options. * "Enclose table and column names with backquotes" ensures that column and table names formed with special characters are protected. for better documentation (but resulting file is bigger). but basically with this selected. it means that the database name will have a real underscore. it only affects the import file. 6. select the PDF options you want. . * "If Not Exists" will only create the table if it doesn't exist. john2db . When saving a generated PDF. * "Add into comments" includes column comments.pdf".13 I would like to create a database with a dot in its name. nor delete it. 6. and MIME types set in the pmadb in the dump as SQL comments (/* xxx */). but then you cannot work with it.beneath the list of tables and coordinates. It does NOT drop the table after your export. 6. Again. the user would get rights to john1db. because in MySQL the syntax "database. * Internet Explorer for Windows may suggest an incorrect filename when you try to save a generated PDF. * "Ignore inserts" treats errors as a warning instead.table" is the normal way to reference a database and table name. Otherwise. Then scroll all the way down. 6. relations.. if it already exists during the import. what happens with underscores in the database name? If you do not put a backslash before the underscore. 6. Browsers on other operating systems. do not have this problem.pdf".10 When creating a privilege. * "Add AUTO_INCREMENT value" ensures that AUTO_INCREMENT value (if any) will be included in backup. Data: * "Complete inserts" adds the column names on every INSERT command. Worse. be sure that the filename ends in ". and the underscore means "any character". and other browsers on Windows.

if you can't put transformations on them. PCRE and PEAR support. Just use the string /*[VARIABLE]*/ anywhere in your query.14 How do I set up the SQL Validator? To use SQL Validator.18 Bookmarks: Where can I store bookmarks? Why can't I see any bookmarks below the query box? What is this variable for? Any query you have executed can be stored as a bookmark on the page where the results are displayed. that everything else inside the /*[VARIABLE]*/ string for your query will remain the way it is. Defining mimetypes is of no use.. On this page. is ? 2001 Upright Database Technology. it is related to the database you run the query on. Just be aware of that you HAVE to create a valid query.17 Transformations: I can't enter my own mimetype! WTF is this feature then useful for? Slow down :). Instead you have to initialize mimetypes using functions or empty mimetype definitions.15 I want to add a BLOB column and put an index on it. you have a whole overview of available mimetypes. To install PEAR SOAP module. numbers replaced with generic values). but MySQL says "BLOB column '. Otherwise you could just put a comment on the column. As soon as you have stored a bookmark. you need PHP with XML. Since phpMyAdmin 2. the query box appears on for that database. [VARIABLE] AS myname */ . The Mimer SQL Validator itself. Because entering your own mimetype will cause serious syntax checking issues and validation. which is the condition to create an index on a BLOB column. then display the table structure and use the "Create an index" dialog. So you can use: /*. otherwise your query won't be even able to be stored in the database. 6.).' used in key specification without a key length". etc. If you use the Validator. Who knows all those mimetypes by heart so he/she can enter it at will? 6. but will be stripped of the /**/ chars.5. this introduces a high-risk false-user-input situation. Everything which is put into the value input box on the query box page will replace the string "/* [VARIABLE]*/" in your stored query. The right way to do this.16 How can I simply move in page with plenty editing fields? You can use Ctrl+arrows (Option+Arrows in Safari) for moving on most pages with many editing fields (table structure changes.6. run "pear install Net_Socket Net_URL HTTP_Request Mail_Mime Net_DIME SOAP" to get the necessary PEAR modules for usage. You will find a button labeled 'Bookmark this query' just at the end of the page. Also remember. either as a PHP extension or as a PEAR SOAP module. In addition you need a SOAP support. 6.0 you are also able to store variables for the bookmarks. is to create the column without any indexes. row editing. you will be able to choose your BLOB column. We utilize it as free SOAP service. you should be aware that any SQL statement you submit will be stored anonymously (database/table/column names. strings. and set a size to the index.. 6. You can now access a bookmark dropdown on each page. Plus.

multiple occurrences of the same variable). based on some foreign table? You have to setup appropriate links between the tables. You have one of these global privileges: CREATE TEMPORARY TABLES. For 100 values or more. you now enter "phpMyAdmin" as the variable for the stored query.tex): \documentclass{article} \usepackage{longtable} \begin{document} \include{table} \end{document} % % % % % or any class you want for displaying table start of document including exported table end of document 6. Any spaces inserted there will be later also inserted as spaces in your query and may lead to unexpected results especially when using the variable expansion inside of a "LIKE ''" expression. 6. You will see two lists of values. See this bug report. and cannot access them. If an empty string is provided. You may have that to work around using well positioned "/**/" comments. LOCK TABLES. how can I see a list of possible values for a column. Those privileges also enable users to see all the database names. a drop-down list of values will be available. 6. See FAQ 6. minimal sample document should look like following one (assuming you have table exported in file table. The reason for this is to be able to type the first letter of either the key or the display column. no replacements are made. VARIABLE as myname in your query. SHOW DATABASES. Your initial query which is going to be stored as a bookmark has to yield at least one result row so you can store the bookmark. To change the default limit of 100. see $cfg . and also setup the "display column" in the foreign table.19 How can I create simple L^AT[E]X document to include exported table? You can simply include table in your L^AT[E]X documents. Then. to browse foreign key values and choose one.21 In edit/insert mode. Address FROM addresses WHERE 1 AND Name LIKE '%phpMyAdmin%' You can use multiple occurrences of /*[VARIABLE]*/ in a single query (that is. NOTE THE ABSENCE OF SPACES inside the "/**/" construct. if there are 100 values or less in the foreign table.20 I see a lot of databases which are not mine. you can remove them and their databases list will shorten. Say you have stored this query: SELECT Name.6 for an example. where VARIABLE is the string you entered in the input box. the full query will be: SELECT Name. A more complex example. a distinct window will appear. Address FROM addresses WHERE 1 /* AND Name LIKE '%[VARIABLE]%' */ Say. the second list containing the display column and the key. So if your users do not need those privileges. the first list containing the key and the display column.which will be expanded to .

the upload will be done directly in your LONGBLOB column instead of the repository. if you haven't chosen a table. for example "View image".24 Now that phpMyAdmin supports native MySQL 4.23 Export: I heard phpMyAdmin can export Microsoft Excel files? You can use CSV for Microsoft Excel.php your host should be defined with a FQDN (fully qualified domain name) instead of "localhost". you can use @VARIABLE@ expansion and strftime format strings. this MIME-type was stored at upload time.26 How can I select a range of rows? Click the first row of the range.['ForeignKeyMaxLimit']. 2.0. You need the following components: * * * * PBMS BLOB Streaming Daemon for MySQL (0. hold the shift key and click the last row of the range.5. Finally when you browse your table. otherwise. 6.org.5 support for direct export to Microsoft Excel version 97 and newer was dropped. 4. put a checkmark on the "Upload to BLOB repository" optional choice. If a bookmark has the same label as a table name and it's not a public bookmark. for example in Browse mode or on the Structure page. 6. When you insert or update a row in this table. 6.x column comments.1 or later) Here are details about configuration and operation: 1. you'll see in your column a link to stream your data.1. 3.27 What format strings can I use? In all places where phpMyAdmin accepts format strings. The expanded variables depend on a context (for example.25 How does BLOB streaming work in phpMyAdmin? For general information about BLOB streaming on MySQL. it will be executed. 6. what happens to my column comments stored in pmadb? Automatic migration of a table's pmadb-style column comments to the native ones is done whenever you enter Structure page for this table. but the following variables can be used: @HTTP_HOST@ HTTP host that runs phpMyAdmin .1. which works out of the box. A header containing the correct MIME-type will be sent to your browser. 6.5. Since phpMyAdmin 3.11-6 or later) PBMS Client Library for MySQL (0. This works everywhere you see rows.15 or later) PBMS PHP Extension for MySQL (0. Ensure that your target table is under the PBXT storage engine and has a LONGBLOB column (which must be nullable if you want to remove the BLOB reference from it).4. 6. you can not get the table name).inc. In config. visit blobstreaming.22 Bookmarks: Can I execute a default bookmark automatically when entering Browse mode for a table? Yes.15 or later) Streaming enabled PBXT Storage engine for MySQL (1.

.29 Why can't I get a chart from my query result table? Not every table can be put to the chart. otherwise normal @DATABASE@ Currently opened database @TABLE@ Currently opened table @COLUMNS@ Columns of the currently opened table @PHPMYADMIN@ phpMyAdmin with version 6.shp file contains geometry data and . first add it to the table of elements and then you can drag the new element around. upload both . you need to set $cfg['TempDir'] to a place where the web server user can write (for example '. and the scratchboard will resize automatically. Otherwise only geometry data will be imported. For this to work. 6. without interfering with the current placement of the elements. You have to click on the 'OK'-button below the tables to save the new positions. To read data from .shp and .dbf files and import it. Likewise.30 Import: How can I import ESRI Shapefiles An ESRI Shapefile is actually a set of several files.dbf file you need to have PHP compiled with the dBase extension (--enable-dbase).shp and . If ever an element gets out of range you can either enlarge the paper size or click on the 'reset' button to place all elements below each other.28 How can I easily edit relational schema for export? By clicking on the button 'toggle scratchboard' on the page where you edit x/y coordinates of those elements you can activate a scratchboard where all your elements are placed. where . the new position in the scratchboard changes after your cursor leaves the input field.dbf file contains data related to those geometry data. Moreover the table must be in a special format for chart script to understand it. when entering a new position directly into the input field. By changing the paper size and the orientation you can change the size of the scratchboard as well. 6.shp file from the import page. You can do so by just changing the dropdown field below. By clicking on an element.@SERVER@ MySQL server name @VERBOSE@ Verbose MySQL server name as defined in server configuration @VSERVER@ Verbose MySQL server name if set. If you want to place a new element. To upload these set of files you can use either of the following methods: * Configure upload directory with $cfg['UploadDir']./tmp'). * Create a Zip archive with . Only tables with one. Currently supported formats can be found in the wiki. two or three columns can be visualised as a chart.dbf files with the same filename and chose the . you can move them around in the pre-defined area and the x/y coordinates will get updated dynamically.

Basic instructions on how to use can be viewed by clicking the 'How to use?' link located just above the plot. You can choose which field should be displayed as label for each point. In addition. How do I inform developers? Our Bug Tracker is located at http://sf. panning feature is enabled to navigate through the plot.31 How do I create a relation in designer? To select relation. After the plot is generated. you can use the mousewheel to zoom in and out of the plot.1 I have found a bug. displaying field values of the data row represented by the point. You can edit the values if required and click on submit to issue an update query. To use zoom search. two columns need to be selected. click the "Choose column to display" icon. But please first discuss your bug with other users: https://sourceforge. Clicking on a point opens a dialogue box. You can locate this feature by selecting a table and clicking the 'Search' tab. Consider the table REL_persons in FAQ 6. To set/unset a column as the display column.6 for an example. id and town_code. click 'Go' to display the plot.To create the temporary directory on a UNIX-based system.net/projects/phpmyadmin/ under the Bugs section.32 How can I use the zoom search feature? The Zoom search feature is an alternative to table search feature. You can zoom-in to a certail level of detail and use panning to locate your area of interest. 6. . The id values will be represented on one axis and town_code values on the other axis. then click on the appropriate column name. for example. One of the sub-tabs in the 'Table Search' page is 'Zoom Search'. If a display column has been set for the table (see FAQ 6. You can check out all the possibilities to translate in the translate section on our website. You can also select the maximum number of rows you want to be displayed in the plot by specifing it in the 'Max rows to plot' field. The easiest way is to use our online translation service. it is taken as the label unless you specify otherwise. phpMyAdmin project 7. You can include two additional search criteria apart from the two fields to display.net/projects/phpmyadmin/forums. It allows you to explore a table by representing its data in a scatter plot. Once you have decided over your criteria. Each row will be represented as a point in a scatter plot based on its id and town_code. 7. where do I start? Translations are very welcome and all you need to have are the language skills. you can do: cd phpMyAdmin mkdir tmp chmod o+rwx tmp 6. click: [relation icon] The display column is shown in pink.2 I want to translate the messages to a new language or upgrade an existing language.7).

Currently there are two variables available: userID User name of currently active user (he does not have to be logged in). certain tables of the databases can also be synchronized. This requires you to enter server host name. empty-denied (empty password is denied).1 Where can I get information about the security alerts issued for phpMyAdmin? Please refer to http://www. one of ok (user is logged in).phpmyadmin.net/home_page/security. All the information other than the port needs to be filled explicitly for the source as well as target servers.php 8. Other than the full database. After successfully passing through the authentication phase. LogFormat directive for Apache can look like following: LogFormat "%h %l %u %t \"%r\" %>s %b \ \"%{Referer}i\" \"%{User-Agent}i\" %{userID}n %{userStatus}n" pma_combined You can then use any log analyzing tools to detect possible break-in attempts. the username and password of an user account already there in MySQL. Port is by default populated with 3306 (MySQL default port).7.2 How can I protect phpMyAdmin against brute force attacks? If you use Apache web server. mysql-denied (MySQL denied user login). password. It will be a tabular . How should I proceed? We welcome every contribution to the development of phpMyAdmin. root-denied (root is denied in configuration). port and the name of the database. Moreover. Synchronization 9. userStatus Status of currently active user. username. This feature is helpful for developers who need to replicate their database?s structure as well as data. Therefore you can now synchronize your databases placed on the same server or some remote server. Security 8. You can check out all the possibilities to contribute in the contribute section on our website. phpMyAdmin exports information about authentication to the Apache environment and it can be used in Apache logs. allow-denied (user denied by allow/ deny rules). It allows you to connect to local as well as remote servers. Then the name of the database should be mentioned at the end. the source and target database table names will be displayed.1 How can I synchronize two databases/tables in phpMyAdmin? You can now synchronize databases/tables in phpMyAdmin using the Synchronize feature. this feature not only helps replication but also facilitates the user to keep his/her database in sync with another database. You need to fill in the host name of the server.3 I would like to help out with the development of phpMyAdmin.

On the right.net> Sebastian Mendel <cybot_tm_at_users. and they must have a primary key. By clicking on them. are listed the target database table names. Copyright Copyright (C) 1998-2000 Tobias Ratschiller <tobias_at_ratschiller. Credits .sourceforge. Many great features have been written by other people and you too can help to make phpMyAdmin a useful tool. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You can check out all the possibilities to contribute in the contribute section on our website.ch> Robin Johnson <robbat2_at_users. Some table names have a . what means that they will be synchronized.2 Are there problems with data synchronizing large tables? Yes.com> Garvin Hicking <me_at_supergarv.minus sign preceding them. If not. are listed the source database table names.info> Olivier M?ller <om_at_omnis.de> Michal ?iha? <michal_at_cihar. as published by the Free Software Foundation. There are few table names that have (not present) appended after their names. This means that these tables are to be created in target database in order to synchronize target database with source database. Some of the names have a + plus sign preceding them.sourceforge.sourceforge.com> Copyright (C) 2001-2012 Marc Delisle <marc_at_infomarc. On the left.representation.net> Alexander M. but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY.gnu.de> Michael Keck <mkkeck_at_users. The column in the middle shows the difference between the source and target corresponding tables. The tables whose names are not preceded by a + sign are already present in the target database.org/licenses/. This aspect of synchronization is currently limited to small tables. The difference is depicted by the red and green buttons with S and D letters. Developers Information phpMyAdmin is Open Source. so you're invited to contribute to it. indicating that either Structure or Data are not up to date. This shows that these tables are only present in target database and they will remain unchanged in the target database. see http://www. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful. they will turn grey.net> [check credits for more details] This program is free software. This shows that these tables are only present in source database and they need to be added to the target database in order to synchronize the target database. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. Turek <me_at_derrabus. you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2. 9. without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

fauveau_at_globalis-ms.de> + automatic joins in QBE + links column in printview + Relation view .dk> + various fixes + moderator of the phpMyAdmin former users forum at phpwizard.info> + multi-language version in December 1998 + various fixes and improvements + SQL analyser (most of it) + current project maintainer * Olivier M?ller <om_at_omnis.net * Korakot Chaovavanich <korakot_at_iname.0.1.com> + bookmarks feature + multiple dump feature + gzip dump feature + zip dump feature * Geert Lund <glund_at_silversoft.fr> + main author of the version 2.1 / 5.beck_at_web.com> + creator of the phpmyadmin project + maintainer from 1998 to summer 2000 * Marc Delisle <marc_at_infomarc.1 + bugfixes * Alexander M.com> + rewrote and fix dump code + bugfixes * Steve Alberty <alberty_at_neptunlabs. in chronological order * Tobias Ratschiller <tobias_at_ratschiller.Credits.de> + MySQL 4.net> + rewrote and optimized javascript.0 / 4.de> + rewrote dump code for PHP4 + mySQL table statistics + bugfixes * Benjamin Gandon <gandon_at_isia.sourceforge.net> + database maintenance controls + table type code + Host authentication IP Allow/Deny + DB-based configuration (Not completed) + SQL parser and pretty-printer + SQL validator + many bugfixes and improvements * Armel Fauveau <armel.com> + "insert as new row" feature * Pete Kelly <webmaster_at_trafficg.0 compatibility + abstract database interface (PMA_DBI) with MySQLi support + privileges administration + XML exports + various features and fixes + German language file updates * Mike Beck <mike. dynamic language selection + many bugfixes and improvements * Lo?c Chapeaux <lolo_at_phpheaven.cma.0 and CSS2 compliant codes + improved the language detection system + many bugfixes and improvements * Robin Johnson <robbat2_at_users. Turek <me_at_derrabus.ch> + started SourceForge phpMyAdmin project in March 2001 + sync'ed different existing CVS trees with new features and bugfixes + multi-language improvements. DHTML and DOM stuff + rewrote the scripts so they fit the PEAR coding standards and generate XHTML1.

net> + mysqli support + many bugfixes and improvements * Nicola Asuni (Tecnick.org) * Michael Keck <mkkeck_at_users.net> + phpMyAdmin logo (until June 2004) * Mike Cochrane <mike_at_graftonhall.org/) and Steven Wittens for the "UFPDF" library (see http://www.sourceforge.6.net> + interface improvements + various bugfixes * Ivan A Kirillov + new relations Designer * Raj Kissu Rajandran (Google Summer of Code 2008) + BLOBstreaming support * Piotr Przybylski (Google Summer of Code 2008.fr> + PDF schema output.sourceforge.* Michal ?iha? <michal_at_cihar.com> + enhanced index creation/display feature + feature to use a different charset for HTML than for MySQL + improvements of export feature + various features and fixes + Czech language file updates * Christophe Gesch? from the "MySQL Form Generator for PHPMyAdmin" (http:// sf. German language additions * Yukihiro Kawada <kawada_at_den. * Olof Edlund <olof. 2010 and 2011) + improved setup script + user preferences + Drizzle support * Derek Schaefer (Google Summer of Code 2009) + Improved the import system * Alexander Rutkowski (Google Summer of Code 2009) .sourceforge.net> + table relation-links feature * Maxime Delorme <delorme. features.com) + TCPDF library (http://www. support.fujifilm.net/node/56).fpdf.net> + redesign for 2.sourceforge.acko. thanks also to Olivier Plathey for the "FPDF" library (see http://www.maxime_at_free.sourceforge.edlund_at_upright.de> + built the patch for vertical display of table rows + built the Javascript based Query window + SQL history + Improvement of column/db comments + (MIME)-Transformations for columns + Use custom alias names for Databases in left frame + hierarchical/nested table display + PDF-scratchboard for WYSIWYG-distribution of PDF relations + new icon sets + vertical display of column properties page + some bugfixes.co.sourceforge.net> and Dan Wilson + the Cookie authentication mode * Axel Sander <n8falke_at_users.co.jp> + japanese kanji encoding conversion feature * Piotr Roszatycki <d3xter_at_users. Lanin <ivanlanin_at_users.net/projects/phpmysqlformgen/) + suggested the patch for multiple table printviews * Garvin Hicking <me_at_supergarv.0 + phpMyAdmin sailboat logo (June 2004) * Mathias Landh?u?er + Representation at conferences * Sebastian Mendel <cybot_tm_at_users.tcpdf.nz> + blowfish library from the Horde project * Marcel Tschopp <ne0x_at_users.se> + SQL validator server * Ivan R.

Girish Nair.4.3.0: Bora Alioglu. there are some concepts I've borrowed from him. Peter Svec.1. It was his idea to create a web-based interface to MySQL using PHP3. Plus bug-fixes and help.0 (including quite significant ones like the authentication).com. enhancements. Laurent Haas. phpMyAdmin was created because Peter told me he wasn't going to further develop his (great) tool. Plus many smaller improvements.au.1. Siu Sun. Kositer Uros.. Ian Davidson. Martin Marconcini.1 he contributed the ldi_*. Laurent Dhima. Mats Engstrom.net>: He made many of the changes that were introduced in 1. Thomas Michael Winningham. bugfixes or support for a new language since version 2. Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams. Alessandro Astarita. To version 1. Andreas Pauley. Neil Darlow. For 1. Alvar Soome. He also . Olivier Bussier. Algis Vainauskas. Chee Wai. "Sakamoto".php3-set (Import text-files) as well as a bug-report. Vilius Zigmantas. * Jan Legenhausen <jan_at_nrw.com> who contributed the code for the check when dropping a table or database. Original Credits of Version 2.securereality. Michael Tacelosky. Triggers and Events + Italian translation updates * Dieter Adriaenssens + Various bugfixes + Dutch translation updates And also to the following people who have contributed minor changes. Lubos Klokner. Alexis Soulard. Yuval Sarna. Lu?s V. Daniel Villanueva. Although I have not used any of his source-code. Piller. Thomas Kl?ger. Martijn W. van der Lee. David Nordenberg. Borges Botelho.qc.+ Tracking mechanism * Zahra Naeem (Google Summer of Code 2009) + Synchronization feature * Tom?? Srnka (Google Summer of Code 2009) + Replication support * Muhammad Adnan (Google Summer of Code 2010) + Relation schema export to multiple formats * Lori Lee (Google Summer of Code 2010) + User interface improvements + ENUM/SET editor + Simplified interface for export/import * Ninad Pundalik (Google Summer of Code 2010) + AJAXifying the interface * Martynas Mickevi?ius (Google Summer of Code 2010) + Charts * Barrie Leslie + BLOBstreaming support with PBMS PHP extension * Ankit Gupta (Google Summer of Code 2010) + Visual query builder * Rouslan Placella (Google Summer of Code 2011) + Improved support for Stored Routines. www. Rachim Tamsjadi. Thanks go to * Amalesh Kempf <ak-lsml_at_living-source. Kristof Hamann.1 he enhanced the table-dump feature. Jakub Wilk.ca> made phpMyAdmin language-independent by outsourcing the strings to a separate file. He also suggested that you should be able to specify the primary key on tbl_create. Sven-Erik Andersen.1. Bernard M. P?ter Bakondy. "Manuzhai".php3. * Marc Delisle <DelislMa_at_CollegeSherbrooke. Vinay. Ricardo ?.0 This work is based on Peter Kuppelwieser's MySQL-Webadmin.

an organized collection of data. * Engine .look at Database. * Gabriel Ash <ga244_at_is8.Comma-separated values * DB . Renato Lins. * column . * Client . * gzip . * Chris Jackson <chrisj_at_ctel. * Field . Geert Lund. Mark Kronsbein. * GD2 .a log or record of changes made to a project.look at GD Graphics Library. * Dave Walton <walton_at_nordicdms. And thanks to everyone else who sent me email with suggestions.gzip is short for GNU zip. * database . * bzip2 .one part of divided data/columns. * FPDF (FreePDF) .a packet of information sent by a server to a World Wide Web browser and then sent back by the browser each time it accesses that server. and other information typically located on a web page at a website on the World Wide Web.a set of data values of a particular simple type. designed in 1993 by Bruce Schneier.php3. Miquel Obrador.nyu. images.0. Wieggers. Joe Pruett.an important World Wide Web technology that enables a client web browser to request data from a program executed on the Web server. Jannis Hermanns. bugfixes or support for a new language: Jim Kraai.php3.a computer system that accesses a (remote) service on another computer by some kind of network.a keyed. * Cookie . Daniel C. Jordi Bruguera.htaccess . * CGI (Common Gateway Interface) . He also added the "Query by Example" feature in 2. Glossary From Wikipedia.ru> who contributed tbl_select. * Browser (Web Browser) . G. * Blowfish . Chao. * FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) .contributed the French translation. one for each row of the table.the default name of Apache's directory-level configuration file. * extension . * CSV .com> added support for multiple servers and is a regular contributor for bug-fixes. bug-reports and or just some feedback.look at Storage Engines.admiral. a GNU free software file compression .net> added support for MySQL functions in tbl_change.a library by Thomas Boutell and others for dynamically manipulating images. Sascha Kettler. The following people have contributed minor changes.the free PDF library * GD Graphics Library . the free encyclopedia * . Pavel Piankov.0. Thomas Kleemann. Kiko Albiol.edu> contributed the random access features for 2.a column or group of columns in a database row that point to a key column or group of columns forming a key of another database row in some (usually different) table. * Changelog .a PHP module that extends PHP with additional functionality. * foreign key .a free software/open source data compression algorithm and program developed by Julian Seward. * Alexandr Bravo <abravo_at_hq. symmetric block cipher. Alexander Leidinger. a feature to display only some columns from a table.a list of commonly asked question and there answers.a software application that enables a user to display and interact with text.6. enhancements.

look at Mac OS X.open standard for office documents.an Internet Standard for the format of e-mail. is an open-source.the PHP Extension and Application Repository.a file format developed by Adobe Systems for representing two dimensional documents in a device independent and resolution independent format. * JPG . reflective programming language used mainly for developing server-side applications and dynamic web content. * https . * MIME (Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) . * Mac OS X . * IP Address .program. * mysql . * IIS (Internet Information Services) . * Mac (Apple Macintosh) . * OpenDocument . SQL (Structured Query Language) Database Management System (DBMS).the API of Internet Information Services (IIS).look at index. * PEAR . tuple) . * L^AT[E]X .the operating system which is included with all currently shipping Apple Macintosh computers in the consumer and professional markets. * MySQL . manufactured.the perl-compatible regular expression functions for PHP * PHP .a cryptographic library.a document preparation system for the T[E]X typesetting program. a broader range of software applications.Request for Comments (RFC) documents are a series of memoranda encompassing new research.short for "PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor". * ISAPI (Internet Server Application Programming Interface) . implicitly structured data item in a table.a HTTP-connection with additional security measures.the MCrypt PHP extension. * OS X . and methodologies applicable to Internet technologies. * PCRE (Perl Compatible Regular Expressions) . * module .a most commonly used standard method of lossy compression for photographic images.a computer system that provides services to other computing .represents a single. innovations. * Index .a data-oriented protocol used by source and destination hosts for communicating data across a packet-switched internetwork.a business or organization that offers users access to the Internet and related services. * hostname . * IP (Internet Protocol) . * JPEG . * host . multi-user.the improved MySQL client PHP extension.some sort of extension for the Apache Webserver. and marketed by Apple Computer.the unique name by which a network attached device is known on a network. developed. * mcrypt . * MCrypt . a node that has a hostname.GZIP file format specification version 4.line of personal computers is designed.3 * Row (record.a multithreaded. and more recently. * RFC 1952 . * Key .the MySQL client PHP extension.a set of Internet-based services for servers using Microsoft Windows.any machine connected to a computer network. * PDF (Portable Document Format) . * HTTP (HyperText Transfer Protocol) . * ISP (Internet service provider) .look at JPEG.the primary method used to transfer or convey information on the World Wide Web.a feature that allows quick access to the rows in a table.a connection through which data is sent and received. * mysqli .a unique number that devices use in order to identify and communicate with each other on a network utilizing the Internet Protocol standard. * port . * Server . * RFC .

* Storage Engines . cross-platform data compression library by Jean-loup Gailly and Mark Adler.handlers for different table types * socket . * TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) . such as documents and images on the Internet. conforming to a standardized format. by their location.systems over a network. * * * * Copyright ? 2003 .Structured Query Language * table .a popular data compression and archival format. * Table type * tar .a subroutine available to applications accessing a relational database system * SQL . * ZIP . that is used for referring to resources. * zlib . defined and stored as horizontal rows and vertical columns where each item can be uniquely identified by a label or key or by it?s position in relation to other items.a cryptographic protocol which provides secure communication on the Internet.a set of data elements (cells) that is organized. * trigger .one of the core protocols of the Internet protocol suite.a procedural code that is automatically executed in response to certain events on a particular table or view in a database * UFPDF . * Stored procedure . * XML (Extensible Markup Language) .2010 phpMyAdmin devel team License Donate Valid HTML and CSS .a W3C-recommended general-purpose markup language for creating special-purpose markup languages.a form of inter-process communication.A computer (program) that is responsible for accepting HTTP requests from clients and serving them Web pages. * SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) . capable of describing many different kinds of data.an open-source.Unicode/UTF-8 extension for FPDF * URL (Uniform Resource Locator) .a sequence of characters. * Webserver .a type of archive file format: the Tape ARchive format.