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"Getting Started with PDO" troubles

I am having a problem connecting to the database. I am thinking it might be because I downloaded MAMP with MySQL Workbench for the "Build a Simple PHP Application" module and then also downloaded MySQL Workbench standalone for the "Database Foundations". Should I uninstall one of them or both and then start fresh? Or could it be that I have just pointed the code to the wrong place?


$db = new PDO("mysql:host=localhost;dbname=shirts4mike;port=3306", "root", "root"); var_dump($db);

Thank you so much in advance for any help!

Shaun Dixon
Shaun Dixon
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As long as you only have one of them running at a time it should not cause any issues.

(I have just started the database lessons and that is one of the things that was mentioned). Not sure on how you connect the database correctly as I have not got that far through the lessons yet :).