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#1 sports

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 06:15 PM

Hi there,
In a .php file, when you see the $database variable, and I have a database created called _inv, what do you put here? I tried _inv, and also tried mydomain_inv.

Here is the php file text:



@mysql_select_db($database) or die( "Unable to select database");

$query = "INSERT INTO contacts VALUES ('','$first','$last','$phone','$mobile','$fax','$email','$web')";


I am trying to use a Front Page form to write to the db using the php file.
Here is the Form Text:

<form action="insert.php" method="post">
First Name: <input type="text" name="first"><br>
Last Name: <input type="text" name="last"><br>
Phone: <input type="text" name="phone"><br>
Mobile: <input type="text" name="mobile"><br>
Fax: <input type="text" name="fax"><br>
E-mail: <input type="text" name="email"><br>
Web: <input type="text" name="web"><br>
<input type="Submit">

Can anyone assist me?

#2 ober

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 06:22 PM

What are you using to edit the MySQL tables? It should say in there what the name of the database is. If it is, in fact, "_inv", then that's all you should have to put in there.

Remove the @ symbol from the mysql_select_db() function and see if you get any errors.

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#3 .josh

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 07:26 PM

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I tried _inv, and also tried mydomain_inv.

it should be mydomain_inv but, it is only up to the first 8 letters, so for instance, if your domain was abc.com then it would be abc_inv but if it was something longer like reallylongurl.com then it would actually be reallyl_inv
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