troubleshooting Question

PHP connect to MySQL database in Wordpress sidebar (widget)

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I'm having trouble connecting to a database file using the "text/html" widget in Wordpress 2.8.4.  This is the widget that allows you to add text to a sidebar.  I found a plugin for including PHP in the code, but it didn't work.  (plugin:

The database file is at:
The WP blog is installed at

The (truncated) code I'm using (which works on the HTML portion of the site) is below.

Is there a way to use absolute paths?
include '../database/db.php';

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