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Cannot connect to mysql

Thread began 2/07/2010 4:42 am by J7HNW | Last modified 2/08/2010 2:21 pm by J7HNW | 2046 views | 5 replies


Cannot connect to mysql


Have just bought ECart 5 so need to learn how to work this in PHP. I always used ASP but figured I need to switch as you have dropped ASP. So I need to set up my first SQL database.

I have installed XAMP as per instructions on your site . If I hit the URL localhost - all is running properly , PHP info looks good etc etc

So my local testing server is set up. I set it to run as a service when Windows 7 starts

However when I go into Dreamweaver and open a PHP file - and then try to add a MySQL connection - I get stuck

I get a screen - and I am setting as follows. I am trying this with "root" and no password as I cannot get in wth anything and I gather this is the default User

Connection name : hair
MySql: localhost
User Name: root

When I browse for the database - I am gettng MySQL Error#:1045
Access denied for user 'root'@localhost ( using password: NO )

Please can you help . I need to get the site done quickly and just need to get started



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