sql connection problems

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sql connection problems

Postby pyro » 08. February 2005 00:23

Hi Guys.

I am trying to write my first php script to connect to a sql db

When I go here http://localhost/xampp/simon/temp_con.php

I recieve this message
Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ';' in C:\xampp\htdocs\xampp\simon\temp_con.php on line 3

here is the contence of the temp_con.php
require ($_SERVER ["DOCUMENT_ROOT"].//config/db_config.php");
$connection = mysql_connect ($db_host, $db_user, $db_password) or die ("error connecting");
echo "connection made";


I am trying to get it to go to this folder \ file
C:\xampp\htdocs\xampp\simon\config\db_config.php where it contains this script
$db_host = "localhost";
$db_user = "root";
$db_password = "";
$db_name = "askhenry";

I can connect to the db using localhost ( user, "root" ) with no password when using SQLyog or a dos box

what am I doing wrong guys ?

I am loosing allot of hair here as I am pulling it out !!
Cheers again guys

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Postby jchapel » 08. February 2005 01:30

Dude your not even close. All you do in those script is define variables.

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mysql_connect("localhost", "uname", "passwd") or die(mysql_error());
echo "Connected to MySQL<br />";
mysql_select_db("test") or die(mysql_error());
echo "Connected to Database";

Test your server with the examples in the xampp welcome page
If all works

Go thru the tutorial below or one of your choice. READ and go thru examples. The best way to learn and get the experience you need.

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Postby Wiedmann » 08. February 2005 10:53

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ';' in C:\xampp\htdocs\xampp\simon\temp_con.php on line 3
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require ($_SERVER ["DOCUMENT_ROOT"].//config/db_config.php");

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