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Old March 14th, 2007, 04:24 AM
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Hi I'am new to this
Can not connect php to mySql
running windows xp professional
installed apache, Php and MySql
Completed chapter 2 OK
MySql works from command line and have created a test data base OK
Trying createmovie.php page 95 chapter 3
Nothing happens only blank screen, code correct as I have now copied it from web site
I have been trying for 2 weeks. I think it is a problem with the config of PHP/MySql as its not to clear in the book. It referes to my.cnf should this be my.ini ?
many thanks

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Hi Manu Sharma
many thanks for your reply
have tried everything you suggest still wont work
<?php
phpinfo();
?>
this works fine
If I try chapter 3 createmovie.php I get nothing only blank page.
with the wrong password I should get check your serve connection.

Do You think I should re-install PHP & MySql again and if so in which order?
PHP must be working but not connecting to MySql.
MySql works as command line.
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hi parrot face,

check if you get any mention of mysql in the page produced on running the phpinfo() code.....if it appears then ur php and mysql r connected.....
...please post the code that u r using so that i can hav a look at it..


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Hi Manu Sharma
phpinfo()produces the following:

System Windows NT TITS 5.1 build 2600
Build Date Feb 7 2007 23:10:31
Configure Command cscript /nologo configure.js "--enable-snapshot-build" "--with-gd=shared"
Server API Apache 2.0 Handler
Virtual Directory Support enabled
Configuration File (php.ini) Path C:\WINDOWS\php.ini
PHP API 20041225
PHP Extension 20060613
Zend Extension 220060519
Debug Build no
Thread Safety enabled
Zend Memory Manager enabled
IPv6 Support enabled
Registered PHP Streams php, file, data, http, ftp, compress.zlib
Registered Stream Socket Transports tcp, udp
Registered Stream Filters convert.iconv.*, string.rot13, string.toupper, string.tolower, string.strip_tags, convert.*, consumed, zlib.*

I have reInstalled PHP. Chapter 3 createmovie.php starts to run but I get the following fatal error

Fatal error: Call to undefined function mysql_create_db() in C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Apache2.2\htdocs\createmovie.php on line 8

I think I still have an installation problem as its not findinging the functions.

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