Echo MySQL error

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  1. conor

    conor New Member

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    I have a database connection that was previously working and now isn't. How can i echo the MySQL error so that it tells me whats wrong? As far as i know the error message should be displayed because of line 5?

    Heres a link to the page: http://www.todhchai.org/contactus.php#mailing_list

    Here is the db.php file:

    (I have taken out the correct connection details)

    1.<?php
    2.
    3.$link = mysql_connect('localhost', 'wherever', 'wouldn't-you-like-to-know!');
    4.if (!$link) {
    5. die('Could not connect: ' . mysql_error());
    6.}
    7.mysql_select_db('list');
    8.?>

    Is it possible that i might have somehow overwritten line 5 in with the "user friendly" error message that i have set up in the contactus.php file? If you need access to the contactus.php file just ask.
     
  2. jnjc

    jnjc New Member

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    Try adding the follow at the top of your PHP File:

    Code:
    <?php
    error_reporting(E_ALL);
    This might shed some light
     
  3. conor

    conor New Member

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    yeah i tried that and it worked locally, on my machine, but when i uploaded the db.php file with the changes it didn't display any errors. I have therefore concluded that it must be a problem with my contactus.php file. I'll get someone to have a look at it for me.

    Thanks
     

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