[Phpmyadmin-devel] about getting the db list

Sebastian Mendel lists at sebastianmendel.de
Mon Aug 7 11:39:45 CEST 2006

from the code and the documentation i collected this information about
how and what phpMyAdmin tries to get the db list:

 - first it tries SHOW DATABASE for the current user
 - if this fails it tries it with controluser and checks against
privilege tables

but the documentation says only that the controlusers requires access to
various `mysql`-tables - not that he also requires SHOW DATABASES
privileges - without this a user with global select privileges will not
see any database - or wildcards cannot expanded to real db names

 - if this both fails the dblist stays empty

 - phpMyAdmin drops all db's not in cfg[only_db]
 - phpMyAdmin drops db's in cfg[hide_db]

 - phpMyAdmin tries every db with USE DATABASE (for specific MySQL version)


"Note: starting with phpMyAdmin 2.6.1, this section is only applicable
if your MySQL server is older than 4.1.2, or is running with

Why "is older than 4.1.2"?

thinks i want to change:

 - merge PMA_safe_db_list(), PMA_availableDatabases(),
PMA_DBI_get_dblist() into a single function
 - if the dblist is still empty check `mysql` and `INFORMATION_SCHEMA`
with USE DATABASE and add them to the list

please correct me if i missed something and feel free to comment

Sebastian Mendel


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