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Easy To Understand MySQL Connection

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Submitted on: 1/1/2015 5:15:00 AM
By: Todd Williams (from psc cd)  
Level: Beginner
User Rating: By 12 Users
Compatibility: PHP 3.0, PHP 4.0
Views: 1404
 
     This is to teach you how to connect to your mysql database and select a table. I have made it very clean and added comments to help you understand the process.
 
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// Name: Easy To Understand MySQL Connection
// Description:This is to teach you how to connect to your mysql database and select a table. I have made it very clean and added comments to help you understand the process.
// By: Todd Williams (from psc cd)
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<?php
$server= ""; //ie: mysql.server.net
$username = ""; //ie: jonnhy
$password = ""; //ie: password101
$databasename = ""; //ie: jonnydata
$tablename= ""; //ie: emails
$connection = mysql_connect("$server","$username","$password");
if(!$connection)// are we not connected?
{
echo "Couldn't make a connection!!!";
exit; //exits the script
}
$db = mysql_select_db("$databasename",$connection);
if(!$db) //was the database not found?
{
echo "The database disapeared!";
mysql_close($connection); //closes connection
exit; // exits the code
}
echo "If you can see this you are connected to your database and your table is selected.";


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