First, let me tell you what I've done till now and then we'll get to the problem itself.
I downloaded xampp's package (zip distribution) and followed installation instructions. Once I checked the security issues xampp people tell you to take care of...everything seems to be fine. I can run MySql & Apache without problems. I created one database, with one simple table. All Ok.
Problems arise when I want to use PHP & MySql with Dreamweaver MX.
I created a new site.
site URL: http://www.nelquihue.org.ar/
(I'm not sure this will be the site's URL, but let's leave it like that)
Yes, I want to use server technology
Selected PHP MySql
Edit and test locally, my server is on this computer.
Store files in: C:\nelquihue\
root of my site: http://localhost/
(I really don't know if this config is correct...what are you supposed to put here?) I pressed the Test button and everything is fine...apparently.
No, I don't use a remote server.
(Just to get things simple...I want this to get on going just in my PC)
Ok. Then I created a new php file, went to Window-Databases. Steps 1 to 3 were checked, so I tried to add a MySQL Connection.
Connection Name: connNelquihue
MySQL Server: localhost
When I press the Select (database) button I get the following message: "An unidentified error occurred". What the hell is this ???
I would like to mention one thing, which I believe is wrong. I installed the MyODBC driver, but when I go to the xampp control panel, and press the Admin button for MySql there are some weird things happening in the windows that is shown. For example, every textbox is empty (Server Info, Host Info, etc.) and in the main listbox titled MyODBC I get this:
Setup Driver c:\windows\system32\myodbc
I know this is wrong and is related to ODBC installation...
However, I'm not sure what this has to do with the error I get in Dreamweaver. Something else to mention is that, don't ask me why, but sometimes I get past this (unidentified) error, get the testing connection dialog box and then get another error "http error 400" or something alike, or sometimes I get another one like "Server timeout. 1) check server is running; 2) check ODBC DSN was created".
Well, I keep on getting any of these three error messages....any ideas? I'm just tired of trying to make this work. Need your guru help!
thanx in advance,