I'm running Debian Sid (headless) with phpMyAdmin 4.2.2deb1.

When I log in on phpMyAdmin I see the following message:

The phpMyAdmin configuration storage is not completely configured, some extended features have been deactivated. To find out why click here.

So I click the link and I see this:

$cfg['Servers'][$i]['savedsearches'] ... not OK [ Documentation ]
Saving Query-By-Example searches: Disabled

The Documentation link is broken.

I've editted config.inc.php once to add a reCAPTCHA key, so I compared it to the latest file, which is still the same (except for the reCAPTCHA key of course).

I can't find anything on Google except for this.

The pma__favorite and pma__savedsearches tables were already created (they're empty, but do have a structure). In my config.inc.php I've created the following entries:

$cfg['Servers'][$i]['favorite'] = 'pma__favorite';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['savedsearches'] = ‘pma__savedsearches’;

But I'm still getting the error.

Does anyone know what else could be wrong?


It seems the phpMyAdmin documentation has been updated (the link is not broken anymore), but it's not really useful.

Also, it seems everything is working (I now see 2 'bubbles' on the top left with Recent and Favorites and the tables now contain data) but the error is still showing.


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  • Thank you, but that's not my problem. I only have one error. Everything seems to be working as it should now but the error is still showing. – Louis Matthijssen May 29 '14 at 11:20

Okay, I solved it myself.

After checking the table was already there, the phpmyadmin user had permission to use it and some other things I saw a little difference between my configuration entries:

$cfg['Servers'][$i]['favorite'] = 'pma__favorite'; // Good entry
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['savedsearches'] = ‘pma__savedsearches’; // Bad entry

Note the difference between and '.

I changed it and now the error is gone.

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