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#1 knox

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 08:26 PM

Hi Guys - I do not know very much about PHP and MySQL and I have seem to have a problem.

How am I supposed to create database_connect.php? What has to be inside of it? I'm very confused.

Thank you so much

#2 king arthur

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 01:35 PM

Something like
$dbc = @ mysql_connect(DB_HOST, DB_USER, DB_PASSWORD) or die ("Could not connect to mysql:" . mysql_error());
@ mysql_select_db(DB_NAME) or die ("Could not select the database" . mysql_error());

where DB_HOST is usually localhost, DB_USER, DB_PASSWORD are the username and password needed to connect, and DB_NAME is the name of your database.

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