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    icanguessit is offline Junior Member
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    Unhappy Cannot read information from mySQL database (using PHP)

    I have looked through the forum boards, and while this seems like a very routine problem, I can't seem to find anything addressing my issue. I have created a php page which is meant to read and write responses to a database that I created using phpMyAdmin. I am using the following PHP code to connect to my database and return the number of rows of data entered, but it returns with 0 rows of data. I verified that the database_name and table_name was correct that I attempted to read from and that there are indeed 3 rows of data manually entered into the database via phpMyAdmin. Is there something wrong with how I am connecting, or my SELECT statement? Thank you so much if you can help me! By the way, my PHP page loads fine, everything is good except I cannot echo anything from mySQL database.

    PHP Code:
    $host="localhost";
    $user="icanguessit";
    $password "****"//*'s represent actual password used
    $myconn=mysql_connect($host,$user,$password) or die("Connection error");
    $db_name="my_icanguessit";
    mysql_select_db($db_name,$myconn);
    $query_read="SELECT * FROM 'people'";
    $result=mysql_query($query_read,$myconn);
    $row_number=mysql_num_rows($result);
    echo 
    "testing: num rows = ".$row_number

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    Gianluca is offline Administrator
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    You should print the output of mysql_error() in order to understand what is going wrong.

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    icanguessit is offline Junior Member
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    Smile error around the 'people'

    Quote Originally Posted by Gianluca View Post
    You should print the output of mysql_error() in order to understand what is going wrong.
    Thanks a bunch, I had no idea how to troubleshoot this problem as there was no error printing on the php page. With that said, after echoing mysql_error(), the error message pointed me directly to my problem($query_read="SELECT * FROM 'people'", dd not need the single quotes around people). Again, thank you for your time, my page will be up in no time now.

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