Getting the active database in Drupal

Sometimes when you're debugging you might want to check which is the currently selected database. The following code will print out the current database to the messages area:

<?php
drupal_set_message
(db_result(db_query('select database()')));
?>

Drupal 7 version <?php $m =

Drupal 7 version

<?php$m = db_query('select database() as base')                    ->fetchObject();watchdog('called', "The database is @var", array('@var' => $m->base));?>

I haven't tested this but

I haven't tested this but thanks for the comment!

Oliver

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