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Which is best to place at the top?
Smarty Initialization
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Database Connection
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Irrelevant
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NicklasBach
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Joined: 04 Mar 2019
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:38 pm    Post subject: Database connection or Smarty initialization first? Reply with quote

Hello fellow Developers! Very Happy
I am new to smarty and still just learning, which means i have a lot of questions coming to me.
Most of which i can find answers to on google, but i have one, which is yet a mystery.

Do i initialise my database connection or my Smarty initialization first? Cool

Let me be more precise, i case that was to few details. Razz

I have the two following lines in my index.php (first page for new users to get to)
Code:

include("app/functions.php");
require("smartyHeader.php");

functions.php is where i have my DB Connection as follows:
Code:
<?php
session_start();
$host = "******";
$user = "******";
$pass = "******";
$db = "******";

// Create connection
$conn = new mysqli($host, $user, $pass, $db);

// Check connection
if ($conn->connect_error) {
    die("Connection failed: " . $conn->connect_error);
}

// Changing the charterset to UTF-8 for support.
$conn->set_charset("utf8");

// Uncomment for test purposes.
//echo "Connected successfully";
?>


And then my smartyHeader.php which has the following:
Code:
<?php
require './libs/Smarty.class.php';

$smarty = new Smarty;
//$smarty->force_compile = true;
$smarty->debugging = true;
$smarty->caching = false;
//$smarty->cache_lifetime = 120;


Again, which one should be preferred over the other? Smile

Thanks in advance!
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AnrDaemon
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Joined: 03 Dec 2012
Posts: 1577

PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does not matter, unless you use database connection to obtain Smarty templates, f.e.
And you should really use PDO and utf8mb4.
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