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Not compatible with Joomla 1.7

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Please note that the extension is not compatible with Joomla 1.7.

Fatal error: Cannot instantiate abstract class JDatabaseQuery in /home/xxxxxx/public_html/modules/mod_sptab/helper.php on line 45
This is caused by the fact that you have not followed the Joomla code convention. Please note that on the Joomla Bugsquad this issue has been discussed and Andrew Eddie noticed the coding errors and I quote with respect to Andrew as posted in the Bugsquad
All the information we put out said to get the query from the database this way:

$query = $db->getQuery(true);

Unfortunately some devs have not heeded that and used:

$query = new JDatabaseQuery;

That's what's causing the error.
and one more for your info without offense
If you search the General and CMS group lists, you'll find numerous posts referencing it. All Joomla extensions developers should, in my view, be subscribed to the General list because (at the very least in daily digest mode) because that is a good way of getting this type of information. But aside from that, I did this blog on it:


and I have a one, possibly two, video talks about it that have been around since May last year. In addition, the core Joomla code always uses


At the end of the day it's water under the bridge and as you find these problems just report them back to the authors and most are good enough to fix them up without a fuss.

Kindly request to fix this issue so your extension can be used in Joomla 1.7 as well?

Leo Lammerink
MD GWS-Group

3 Answers

Kawshar Ahmed - Senior Staff

More than a month ago #Permalink
We will sp tab for 1.7 as soon as possible.

Kawshar Ahmed - Senior Staff

More than a month ago #Permalink
Update released. Please update now.


More than a month ago #Permalink
Resolved...Works like a charm!

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