thanks for your help. I'm not home until later today, but, I think you weren't looking at the file I'm testing which is the one named '
exhibitionsBACKUPWORKINGON.php. Not the exhibitions.php. I'm pretty sure the usn/psw should be right in the connection file. For this job I probably wouldn't buy the new data bridge (not getting paid to fix that) but is the Beta version you mentioned a free version? I also see you have on your home page an ad for:
Generate MySQLi code
With this new extension, you can easily create MySQLi recordsets, repeat regions and use various server behaviors to generate MySQLi code.
I was originally trying to rebuild it by hand by looking at some forums.