PHP 5.2.6 MS SQL Connection Error: Call to undefined function mssql_connect() in E:\wamp\www\JitWeb\new_item.php

Dear Experts,

I am trying to connect to a MS SQL Server database.
I receive the following error:
Call to undefined function mssql_connect() in E:\wamp\www\JitWeb\new_item.php

The test to see if "mssql_connect" function exists returns negative.

Please see code below.
<?php
	$username = 'a';
	$password = 'a';
	$server = 'SQLEXPRESS';
	$database = 'testdb';
	
	if (function_exists(mssql_connect)) {
		echo "Function Exists";
	}else{
		echo "Function Missing!!!!";
	}
	
	if (isset($_GET['submit'])) {
		$dbhandle = mssql_connect($server, $username, $password) or die('Unable to connect!');
		$db = mssql_select_db($database, $dbhandle) or die('Unable to select database!');
		$query = 'SELECT * FROM tblItemMastere';
		$result = msql_query($query);
		echo(mssql_num_rows($result));
	}
?>

Open in new window

Marius0188Asked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

hieloCommented:
you need to enable the mssql extension. The MSSQL extension is enabled by adding extension=php_mssql.dll to php.ini.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Steve BinkCommented:
http://www.php.net/manual/en/mssql.installation.php

Does your phpinfo() show that MSSQL is compiled with your PHP installation?  Is the php_mssql.dll installed in php.ini?
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
PHP

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.