Codeigniter configuration for PostgreSQL Database

27 May


First enable Postgresql extension in php.ini

You also can enable Postgresql extension for PDO as well.

If you forgot to enable this you may come across following error.

A PHP Error was encountered

Severity: Warning

Message: require_once(C:/www/system/database/drivers/postgres/postgres_driver.php) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory

Filename: database/DB.php

Line Number: 138

Now opendatabase configuration file. You should enter correct settings for connecting with your PostgreSQL database here.
Sample config file.

$db['default']['hostname'] = 'localhost';
$db['default']['username'] = 'postgres';
$db['default']['password'] = 'postgres';
$db['default']['database'] = 'abc_gis';
$db['default']['dbdriver'] = 'postgre';
$db['default']['dbprefix'] = '';
$db['default']['pconnect'] = TRUE;
$db['default']['db_debug'] = TRUE;
$db['default']['cache_on'] = FALSE;
$db['default']['cachedir'] = '';
$db['default']['char_set'] = 'utf8';
$db['default']['dbcollat'] = 'utf8_general_ci';
$db['default']['swap_pre'] = '';
$db['default']['autoinit'] = TRUE;
$db['default']['stricton'] = FALSE;
$db['default']['port'] = 5432;

Posted by on May 27, 2013 in Codeigniter



2 responses to “Codeigniter configuration for PostgreSQL Database

  1. Ashraf ali

    September 5, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    It is still show the error like

    A Database Error Occurred

    Unable to connect to your database server using the provided settings.

    Filename: core/Loader.php

    Line Number: 346


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