Is MySQLi included in Dreamweaver 2020?
If yes, where dot I find it?
I have PHP pages made in PHP version 5.6. I want to upgrade these pages to PHP 7.4.2. How do I proceed? Is there an easy way to rewrite the PHP scripts?
Thank you in advance.
No and no is the answer. At some point in the future DW will update its server behaviours so we are informed but whether it will involve connection using mysqli or pdo is not known.
Currently there are 2 options to convert from mysql to mysqli - manually code or buy into a third party extension for mysqli
WebAssist has a commercial extension called MySQLi Server Behaviors.
Sorry but there is no magic button for making old code into new code. Your old site must be re-built with modern code.
We are working on adding support for Databases and Server Behaviors functionality in Dreamweaver. This will be based on PHP 7 MySQLi and PDO interfaces.
You can subscribe to our pre-release program to get hands on early Dreamweaver builds with these changes as we make progress. The current prerelease build has MySQLi interface available for database connections whereas PDO interface is still work in progress and will be shared in future builds as we make progress.
We would appreciate if you can share more details on your current workflow and provide feedback on the new Database and Server Behaviors feature for your dynamic site development.