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PHP Integrating PHP with Databases Databases and PHP Getting Started with PDO

Siraj Khan
Siraj Khan
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PDO is not connecting to the Database. Please help

I am using MAMP as a local server. I downloaded the database.sql from the tutorial here and imported it into my phpMyAdmin database. In connection.php file in my editor, the code I have written is:

$db = new PDO("sqlite".__DIR__."/database.db");


I cannot see anything when I preview this in the browser by typing "inc/connection.php". Can anyone please help, What am I doing wrong here.??

1 Answer

There should be a colon : after sqlite. Also that is a connection for sqlite. You'll need a connection for MySQL.

The teacher's notes here MAMP and PDO: