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I am making a class for connecting to a MySql database, but when testing it, it brings back a blank page. Debugging in eclipse reveals Parse error: parse error, expecting `T_OLD_FUNCTION' or `T_FUNCTION' or `T_VAR' or `'}'' in c:\program files\easyphp1-8\www\lib\framework\system.data.mysqlclient.php on line 27

/**
 * Defines a connection to the database
 *
 */
class MySqlConnection
{
	var $Connection = 0;
	var $server;
	var $username;
	var $password;
	var $database;
	/**
	 * Initializes connection to a MySQL Server
	 *
	 * @param string $Server
	 * @param string $Username
	 * @param string $Password
	 * @param string $Database
	 */
	function __construct($Server, $Username, $Password, $Database)
	{
		$res = mysql_connect($Server, $Username, $Password);
		if(!$res) throw new Exception(MySqlConnectionException);
		if(!mysql_select_db($Database, $res)) throw new Exception(MySqlDatabaseOperationException);
		$Connection = $res;
	}
	/**
	 * Returns last occured error
	 *
	 * @return string
	 */
	function GetLastError()
	{
		return mysql_error();
	}
	
	/**
	 * Closes the database connection
	 *
	 */
	function Close()
	{
		mysql_close($Connection);
	}
}

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Question by:webfullcircle
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nahime earned 750 total points
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On my test machine your code works (adding <?php at the start and ?> at the end).
I've tried to instantiate the class as in the code snippet
<?php
/**
 * Defines a connection to the database
 *
 */
class MySqlConnection
{
        var $Connection = 0;
        var $server;
        var $username;
        var $password;
        var $database;
        /**
         * Initializes connection to a MySQL Server
         *
         * @param string $Server
         * @param string $Username
         * @param string $Password
         * @param string $Database
         */
        function __construct($Server, $Username, $Password, $Database)
        {
                $res = mysql_connect($Server, $Username, $Password);
                if(!$res) throw new Exception(MySqlConnectionException);
                if(!mysql_select_db($Database, $res)) throw new Exception(MySqlDatabaseOperationException);
                $Connection = $res;
        }
        /**
         * Returns last occured error
         *
         * @return string
         */
        function GetLastError()
        {
                return mysql_error();
        }
        
        /**
         * Closes the database connection
         *
         */
        function Close()
        {
                mysql_close($Connection);
        }
}
 
$myvar = new MySqlConnection("127.0.0.1", "username", "password", "DATABASE");
?>

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by:webfullcircle
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That's odd.. I was using the require_once call and it did not work, but worked with include
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