Hi. I’ve noticed recently that when new tables are created in a database, they have what appears to be a random string added to the name. This didn’t always happen.
For example, all the tables associated with my WordPress installation have names like…
…whereas previously there would be no string (eg, the tables would be named wp_posts.)
These tables were created using the Dream Host 1-click install for WP3.0.
Can someone explain why that number is being added to the tables, what it means, and whether it’s being added directly by WordPress, or by Dreamhost, or as part of the 1-click install process?
I’m concerned that having that unique string as part of the table name will complicate the importing of other tables from other databases whose tables contain different strings but whose structure is otherwise identical.