I am developing a magento extension with custom table access using v Created package and Installed in another magento instance with 1.5.0.

I am able to install my extension in 1.5.0 also. When I access my table listing from admin menu, I get error "Fatal error: Class 'Mage_Core_Model_Resource_Db_Abstract' not found.

Mage\Core\Model\Resource\Db\Abstract.php is missing in magento1.5.1.0. Can somone help me how I can create module compatible to both version

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In 1.5 the class that behaves as Mage_Core_Model_Resource_Db_Abstract behaves in 1.7 is Mage_Core_Model_Mysql4_Abstract.

Your model should extend Mage_Core_Model_Mysql4_Abstract in 1.5

You can make you model extend Mage_Core_Model_Mysql4_Abstract for all versions because this class exists in 1.7 also for backwards compatibility and it looks like this.

abstract class Mage_Core_Model_Mysql4_Abstract extends Mage_Core_Model_Resource_Db_Abstract
  • So Can I check condition in model to include class according to version in Magento Commented Jul 24, 2013 at 11:15
  • I've edited the answer.
    – Marius
    Commented Jul 24, 2013 at 11:19
  • Is this right class 'Mage_Core_Model_Resource_Setup' that extend setup class of any custom module. I have added all my table sql in run function. but its not created. previously it was working fine in magento Commented Jul 25, 2013 at 7:27

before Magento only supported MySQL as a backend, so Mage_Core_Model_Resource_Db_Abstract simply doesn't exist .You can check this by browsing to root_magento_dir/app/core/Mage/Model/Resource folder.

http://www.magentocommerce.com/knowledge-base/entry/magento-for-dev-part-6-magento-setup-resources (check heading RDBMS Agnostic Scripts)

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