Call to undefined function: mysql_create_db()

Posted on 2004-08-19
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
Is it possible to have PHP setup so that it can talk to MySQL?

I'm running a script but getting the error Call to undefined function: mysql_create_db()

Question by:jacobcolton
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Expert Comment

ID: 11839902
is the extension for mysql-compiled in PHP or can it be loaded dynamicly:

if (!extension_loaded('mysql')) {
    if (!dl('')) {
           die('mysql - extension not available');
echo "mysql- available"

for windows ty the line
    if (!dl('php_mysql.dll')) {

If you get the error -message you need to recomplie PHP

Accepted Solution

Boris Aranovich earned 500 total points
ID: 11840185
It's an old function that is deprecated in new PHP versions, and will not work with MySQL 4.x
You should use mysql_query("CREATE DATABASE ....")

PHP mysql_create_db():

Expert Comment

ID: 11841111
PHP has to be compiled using:

If you need more details, check this URL:

And then do as Nomaed suggested, use:

mysql_query("CREATE DATABASE `namegoeshere`");

Also make sure than mysql username that you are using to connect has enough privileges to create databases.

Expert Comment

ID: 12890548
Have a look at

I plugged a long response about the DLL's for mySQL & PHP in windows

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