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Old September 14th, 2004, 05:57 AM
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Default pear db::connect

I have successfully installed pear but it is not connecting to my mysql database and it is not giving an error.
The first script doesnt go beyond DB::Connect and doesnt display hello 1.
The second script(pure php) displays both hello1 and results of the query.
what could be the problem

require_once 'DB.php';
$uname = 'root';
$hostn = 'localhost';
$db_name = 'employees';
$connection ="mysql://$uname:@$hostn/$db_name";
$db =& DB::connect($connection);
echo "hello1";
if (DB::isError($db))
{ echo $db->getDebugInfo();
echo "hello2";

$uname = "root";
$hostn = "localhost";
$db_name = "employees";
echo "hello1\n";
$db = mysql_connect($hostn,$uname);
$result = mysql_query("SELECT * FROM employees",$db);
printf("First Name: %s<br>\n", mysql_result($result,0,"first"));
printf("Last Name: %s<br>\n", mysql_result($result,0,"last"));
printf("Address: %s<br>\n", mysql_result($result,0,"address"));
printf("Position: %s<br>\n", mysql_result($result,0,"position"));

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The source of the DB class shows the following example:
 require_once 'DB.php';

 $dsn = 'mysql://user:password@host/database'
 $options = array(
               'debug'       => 2,
               'portability' => DB_PORTABILITY_ALL,

 $dbh =& DB::connect($dsn, $options);
 if (DB::isError($dbh)) {
So, try the getMessage() method instead of getDebugInfo() and see if an error message comes up.



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