First make sure you have installed the MyODBC Driver Then make a odbc DSN to the MySQL database.
Finally try something like this: odbc_connect($DSN_Name,$UserName, $Password) or die("Could not connect to the datasource"); Hope this helps... "Chris Payne" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> escribió en el mensaje 000801c263d1$2cf7fec0$f7fea8c0@chris">news:000801c263d1$2cf7fec0$f7fea8c0@chris... Hi there everyone, I have always used MySQL with PHP without any problems using the standard MySQL connection functionality. Is it possible to connect to a MySQL DB via ODBC? If so, what would the PHP Connection string be? I am curious as my email server allows you to use external databases for users accounts and I figure this way I could write a PHP script to control users email accounts. Thanks everyone, sorry if this sounds like a stupid question, not used ODBC before so even though I know quite abit about PHP/MySQL, I know diddly about ODBC :-) Chris Payne -- PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php