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Hi,

I'm trying to connect to a database server that has a static IP.
If you do it with pgsql3 software works fine, but it doesn't work if you try with the Codeigniter database library.
It doesn't shows any errors, only a white page on everything that is on the same controller (the one which I'm using for the database connection).

Regards!
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by:Loganathan Natarajan
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What is the host name given ? did you check with Code Igniter for Pgsql library?
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by:Loganathan Natarajan
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First try some simple script way whether db is connected with hosting ip
<?php

$dbconn = pg_connect("host=sheep port=5432 dbname=mary user=lamb password=foo");

if (!$dbconn) {
  echo "An error occurred.\n";
  exit;
}

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by:dimensionav
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Hi

I've tried with the simple php connection and it worked (the one you used above). In my Codeigniter there's a library for postgres and i got no errors for that.

Is there anything else that I should check?

Regards!
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Loganathan Natarajan earned 500 total points
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did you enable this to view the errors?
 ini_set('display_errors', '1');
error_reporting(E_ALL); 

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by:Loganathan Natarajan
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Have you set up like this in your config.php and check u have driver on database folder ?

$db['default']['hostname'] = 'localhost';
$db['default']['username'] = 'postgres';
$db['default']['password'] = 'postgres';
$db['default']['database'] = 'abc_gis';
$db['default']['dbdriver'] = 'postgre';
$db['default']['dbprefix'] = '';
$db['default']['pconnect'] = TRUE;
$db['default']['db_debug'] = TRUE;
$db['default']['cache_on'] = FALSE;
$db['default']['cachedir'] = '';
$db['default']['char_set'] = 'utf8';
$db['default']['dbcollat'] = 'utf8_general_ci';
$db['default']['swap_pre'] = '';
$db['default']['autoinit'] = TRUE;
$db['default']['stricton'] = FALSE;
$db['default']['port'] = 5432;
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by:dimensionav
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Hi,

My connection has the same options that the one you used above, with the exception that my Database is in a remote server (not localhost). Is there any other thing that I should check?

Regards
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by:Loganathan Natarajan
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Dido you enabled error reporting?
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by:dimensionav
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Hi!

Thanks, with the ini_set I got the error and fixed it!
I was only using the error_reporting(E_ALL);

Thank you!
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I am glad that it helped. All the best
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