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[Feature Request] - Support models from alternate database #95

pixelchutes opened this Issue Oct 6, 2016 · 1 comment


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pixelchutes commented Oct 6, 2016

It would be great if xPDO allowed working with models from an alternate database.

Today, if you want to work with addPackage() using a model stored in an alternate database, one way to accomplish this is to setup a secondary (or 3rd, or 4th...) xPDO connection.


However, this is an inefficient way of attempting to access a table in an alternate database if it is already on the same server and the current connection's user has proper access permissions.

If there was a way for individual packages to override the database to use, it would open up new opportunities, or at the very least, become more efficient in some scenarios.

The best workaround I have found so far is to leverage a View:

CREATE VIEW local_db.custom_table AS SELECT * FROM foreign_db.custom_table;

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pixelchutes commented Jul 24, 2017

@opengeek in your experience, would you envision support for this feature a "large undertaking," or could someone less-versed in xPDO potentially assist?

I'm happy to contribute a working PR, but wondering if you could provide some recommendation on a starting point?

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