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Getting MySQL errors on pages created with dataassist and upload file

Thread began 2/28/2011 7:00 am by mrs | Last modified 3/11/2011 11:42 am by Jason Byrnes | 2200 views | 7 replies |


Getting MySQL errors on pages created with dataassist and upload file

Hi, I have used site sculptor to build a site which has been up and running for a few years now, and I have been asked to add a few upload capabilities to the site.

So, I used data assist to create the pages, and then I used the file manipulation upload that came with css form builder to add upload capabilities to the insert and update pages, however, I am getting these errors:

On the insert page:

Warning: mysql_select_db(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL-Link resource in /home/fhlinux133/g/ on line 42

Warning: mysql_query(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL-Link resource in /home/fhlinux133/g/ on line 46

Line 42 is: mysql_select_db($WA_connectionDB, $WA_connection);

Line 46 is: $MM_editCmd = mysql_query($WA_Sql, $WA_connection) or die(mysql_error());

What has me bemused is that both the upload and the database insert have worked, but the page still errors!

On the results page:

Warning: mysql_select_db(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL-Link resource in /home/fhlinux133/g/ on line 45

Warning: mysql_query(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL-Link resource in /home/fhlinux133/g/ on line 48

Line 45 is: }

Line 48 is: mysql_select_db($database_localhost, $localhost);

With this page, there is nothing happening other than the data being called into the page... no inserts or uploads whatsoever

The trouble is, I can see the insert and results pages on my localhost, but I can only see the insert page on the remote server. The error on the insert page both locally and remotely is coming after I click upload.


It seems that as a result of upgrading to the latest versions of software (CSS form Builder and HTML editor 3) and then uploading the helper files and other includes that are used by data assist and file manipulation upload, a previous upload facility is no longer working... I constantly seem to be revisiting pages of sites that were previously working whenever I try to add new pages. This is frustrating for me as I m now getting a rollocking from my client!

I really need some guidance here. I have used data assist more times than I can remember, and I have used it successfully in the past with this particular site even though the site was initially created with site sculptor. I have also used file upload lots of times with little problem, and never before has it seemed to cause problems with previously built pages.

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With the admin pages, I am also getting this error with the CSSmenuWriter files made from the site sculptor process on my localhost, but not on the remote host. This didn't happen before I started to add the new upload capabilities:

Deprecated: Function split() is deprecated in /Users/matthewstuart/Sites/ginnygray/CSSMenuWriter/cssmw/menu.php on line 16

Line 16 is: $WA_ddsArray = split("/", $WA_thisFile);

I have checked the path in the globals file, and it seems correct, and on the basis that the menu is navigating properly, I assume it has nothing to do with that.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

I have created a support ticket so we can look into this issue further.

To view and edit your support ticket, please log into your support history:

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Hi Jason, I have noticed that the ordering of included files is causing some issues. For some reason, when I create the pages via datassist, the connections file, the globals file and others are getting pushed below all of the DB selects and ending up just above <! DOCTYPE html... and obviously this is causing a situation where DB content is trying to be called upon before the document realises that there is even a DB available!!

Here's the code:

<?php require_once( "../WA_SecurityAssist/Helper_PHP.php" ); ?>
if (!function_exists("GetSQLValueString")) {
function GetSQLValueString($theValue, $theType, $theDefinedValue = "", $theNotDefinedValue = "")
if (PHP_VERSION < 6) {
$theValue = get_magic_quotes_gpc() ? stripslashes($theValue) : $theValue;

$theValue = function_exists("mysql_real_escape_string") ? mysql_real_escape_string($theValue) : mysql_escape_string($theValue);

switch ($theType) {
case "text":
$theValue = ($theValue != "") ? "'" . $theValue . "'" : "NULL";
case "long":
case "int":
$theValue = ($theValue != "") ? intval($theValue) : "NULL";
case "double":
$theValue = ($theValue != "") ? doubleval($theValue) : "NULL";
case "date":
$theValue = ($theValue != "") ? "'" . $theValue . "'" : "NULL";
case "defined":
$theValue = ($theValue != "") ? $theDefinedValue : $theNotDefinedValue;
return $theValue;
$currentPage = $_SERVER["PHP_SELF"];
$maxRows_WADAheadimages = 5;
$pageNum_WADAheadimages = 0;
if (isset($_GET['pageNum_WADAheadimages'])) {
$pageNum_WADAheadimages = $_GET['pageNum_WADAheadimages'];
$startRow_WADAheadimages = $pageNum_WADAheadimages * $maxRows_WADAheadimages;

mysql_select_db($database_localhost, $localhost);
$query_WADAheadimages = "SELECT id, image FROM headimages";
$query_limit_WADAheadimages = sprintf("%s LIMIT %d, %d", $query_WADAheadimages, $startRow_WADAheadimages, $maxRows_WADAheadimages);
$WADAheadimages = mysql_query($query_limit_WADAheadimages, $localhost) or die(mysql_error());
$row_WADAheadimages = mysql_fetch_assoc($WADAheadimages);

if (isset($_GET['totalRows_WADAheadimages'])) {
$totalRows_WADAheadimages = $_GET['totalRows_WADAheadimages'];
} else {
$all_WADAheadimages = mysql_query($query_WADAheadimages);
$totalRows_WADAheadimages = mysql_num_rows($all_WADAheadimages);
$totalPages_WADAheadimages = ceil($totalRows_WADAheadimages/$maxRows_WADAheadimages)-1;
$queryString_WADAheadimages = "";
if (!empty($_SERVER['QUERY_STRING'])) {
$params = explode("&", $_SERVER['QUERY_STRING']);
$newParams = array();
foreach ($params as $param) {
if (stristr($param, "pageNum_WADAheadimages") == false &&
stristr($param, "totalRows_WADAheadimages") == false) {
array_push($newParams, $param);
if (count($newParams) != 0) {
$queryString_WADAheadimages = "&" . htmlentities(implode("&", $newParams));
$queryString_WADAheadimages = sprintf("&totalRows_WADAheadimages=%d%s", $totalRows_WADAheadimages, $queryString_WADAheadimages);
//WA AltClass Iterator
class WA_AltClassIterator {
var $DisplayIndex;
var $DisplayArray;

function WA_AltClassIterator($theDisplayArray = array(1)) {
$this->ClassCounter = 0;
$this->ClassArray = $theDisplayArray;

function getClass($incrementClass) {
if (sizeof($this->ClassArray) == 0) return "";
if ($incrementClass) {
if ($this->ClassCounter >= sizeof($this->ClassArray)) $this->ClassCounter = 0;
if ($this->ClassCounter > 0)
return $this->ClassArray[$this->ClassCounter-1];
return $this->ClassArray[0];
//WA Alternating Class
$WARRT_AltClass1 = new WA_AltClassIterator(explode("|", "WADAResultsRowDark|"));
<?php require_once( "../WA_Globals/WA_Globals.php" ); ?>
<?php require_once('../Connections/localhost.php'); ?>
<?php require_once( "../WA_CMS/WA_CMS.php" ); ?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "">
<html xmlns="http:...

Basically, what I have done is move the three php require once lines to the top of the code, and moved the connections code to the top of that, and suddenly the results page is working. So, what's happening is that I run the dataassist extension, and the code being created is being placed in the wrong order!

Is there any reason for this? I assume it's a bug. It's happening on all pages created this way, so I am guessing that I can rectify my problems without the need to have you contact me and waste your time on most of the pages I am struggling with, but I'll keep you posted on that, so don't close the ticket just yet as it doesn't explain why pre-existing pages no longer upload.

Bear with me and I'll get back to you.


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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

the only that will need to be moved is the connection line:
<?php require_once('../Connections/localhost.php'); ?>

I have verified this happens if the connection line is already on the page before the wizard is run and logged this as a bug, thanks for bringing it to our attention.

if the connection line is not on the page before running the wizard, the code is placed in the correct order.

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I know it's been some time since I responded to this, but I have been busy!!

Anyways, what I have done is remove the css menu writer content from the power cms template and simply add straight forward text links which has overcome the error of: Deprecated: Function split() is deprecated in /Users blah blah...

What is now happening is that I am getting a problem where the pages 'Contents_Results.php' and 'Contents_Insert.php' now won't display due to this error:

Safari can’t open the page.
Safari can’t open the page “Contents_Insert.php” because the server unexpectedly dropped the connection. This sometimes occurs when the server is busy. Wait for a few minutes, and then try again.

However, the server isn't too busy to show other pages such as the admin home page or even detail and update pages. I have tried many different times and at various times throughout the day and night through to the early hours of the morning. The pages work perfectly well on my localhost, so I really don't know how to get over this problem!

Have you got any advice? Do I need to proceed to the tech support ticket that you have instigated on this now?


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I am sure I saw some code on the webassist site to show php errors, but I can't find it if it does exist. Can you tell me where I can get it from please?

Perhaps I might be able to figure out what the problem is that way.


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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

the fix for the deprecated function error is to change:
$WA_ddsArray = split("/", $WA_thisFile);

$WA_ddsArray = explode("/", $WA_thisFile);

this error should be fixed in newer version of menu writer.

code for displaying error is:


if there is still no error showing on the page, contact the host to see if they can investigate the PHP servers error log to track the error down.

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