From: Philip Thompson

> On May 25, 2010, at 8:27 PM, David Mehler wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I'm trying to display mysql database output in a formatted table. My
>> problem is i'm getting a blank screen with no errors. I've got
>> debugging on, and have run the cli php on this file which produces no
>> errors either, but neither does it give me any output.
>> My eventual goal is to select the two nearest future events to the
>> current date. Having done that I want to display the name, location,
>> start date, start time, and a summary. Right now though I just want
>> put all information in the database in to a table.
>> Here's the code. Pointers welcome.
>> Thanks.
>> Dave.
>> <?php
>> require_once($_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'] . "/dbconnect.php");
> I ran into a similar issue yesterday. Tracked it down and figured out
> the "required" file did not exist. It didn't show up in my dev
> environment b/c I had the file. When we pushed it to QA, the file had
> not been uploaded. The require_once() stops execution if the file
> found. Try changing it to include_once() and see if you can _any_

We struggled with this as well. require terminates the process without
any indication of why it stopped. No error, no exception, not even a
whimper. Recording a basic "file not found" message in the error log
would be a major improvement.

Bob McConnell

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