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Access denied for user when trying to create new database.

I make connection to MySQL server and i then try create new database, grant privileges to user on new database but i cant even create the database...

What am I doing wrong?


<?php
require_once('functions.php');
 
$handshake = $functions->OpenConnection();
 
$query = 'CREATE DATABASE IF NOT EXISTS hilomaster';
mysql_query($query) or die(mysql_error());
	
$query = 'GRANT INSERT,SELECT,UPDATE,DELETE ON hilomaster TO hilo@hilomaster';	
mysql_query($query) or die(mysql_error());
 
mysql_select_db('hilomaster') or die(mysql_error());
		
$functions->CloseConnection($handshake);
?>

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Question by:ellandrd
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 2000 total points
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you need the grant the CREATE permission to Create the database to that login BEFORE letting that user create the db:
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/create-database.html

grant syntax reference:
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/grant.html

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by:ellandrd
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Morning angelIII, congrats on the Elite rank btw!!

Right so what you saying is I have to grant privilege to my username onmy new database, before i can create my new database?  that doesnt seem right?  How cxan i grant CREATE for example on a database that doesnt exist yet or have i misunderstood you?

Ellandrd
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by:ellandrd
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So....

$query = 'GRANT INSERT,SELECT,UPDATE,DELETE ON hilomaster TO hilo@hilomaster';  
mysql_query($query) or die(mysql_error());
 
$query = 'CREATE DATABASE IF NOT EXISTS hilomaster';
mysql_query($query) or die(mysql_error());

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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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the problem is that you cannot grant the permissions to "yourself".
so, either you HAVE the permissions to create the database, or you don't
if you have it, you can create the database, if you don't you cannot grant the permission to yourself.

you will need to grant that permission (CREATE) using root account, for example.
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by:ellandrd
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I have logged into my cPanel account and checked the permissions that my user account has on the MY SQL Server.  I have ALL privileges but yet i cant create a new database
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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what is the exact error you get, actually?
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by:ellandrd
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Access denied for user 'hilo'@'hilomaster' (using password: YES)
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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on which statement?
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by:ellandrd
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i get it on both statements.  i switched statements around and tried both...
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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can you please indicate the code of:
$functions->OpenConnection() ?
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