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Interacting with the database from a block
posted by Krow on 05:26 AM March 12th, 2002
I've been messing with a Slash site for demo purposes for a little while now. I've done enough that I'm fairly comfortable administering the site. Now I want to get into the guts of it. I have not found anything in the docs about this so I decided to ask. I want to add a table to the DB and call the data from it to create a block. From what I gather, this would require developing a plugin. Can I reference a table and its contents directly from a block without having to learn PERL and all of the modules used in Slash? I plan on learning all of that anyhow, but I'm looking for perhaps a quick and dirty solution. I need to be able to do this to sell my idea of a Slash-based site to my boss, and the sooner the better. If this can't be done any way other than with a plugin, where should I start?