Jason,

Having tried your suggestion, I see that I can connect to the server but
cannot select the db.

Where do I go from here?

George
----- Original Message -----
From: Jason Wong <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Monday, September 03, 2001 4:39 PM
Subject: Re: [PHP-DB] newbie having problem


>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: George Pitcher <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: Torgil Zechel <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Sent: Monday, September 03, 2001 11:19 PM
> Subject: Re: [PHP-DB] newbie having problem
>
>
> > > if( $result == FALSE )
> > > {
> > > echo mysql_error();
> > > }
> > Yes - progress - its telling me that no database was selected.
> >
> > My code again:
> > > > <?php
> > > > mysql_connect ('pingu','root@localhost','');
> > > > mysql_select_db ('Bizplanes');
> > > > if ($Serial == "")
> > > >  {$Serial = '%';}
> > > > if ($Type == "")
> > > >  {$Type = '%';}
> > > > if ($Con == "")
> > > >  {$Con = '%';}
> > > > $result=mysql_query ("SELECT * FROM biz WHERE
> > > >       ID LIKE '%$Serial%' AND
> > > >       Type LIKE '%$Type%'
> > > >       Con LIKE '%$Con%'
> > > >       ORDER BY ID");
> > > > ?>
>
> You haven't specified a password when connecting to the server -- does it
> require one?
>
> Have you tried the code as per manual:
>
>     $link = mysql_connect("mysql_host", "mysql_login", "mysql_password")
>         or die ("Could not connect");
>     print ("Connected successfully");
>     mysql_select_db ("my_database")
>         or die ("Could not select database");
>
> to ensure that you *are* able to connect to the server and also *select*
the
> database?
>
> hth
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