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I am getting this error message from deprecated mysql

Thread began 8/10/2015 7:49 pm by mrs | Last modified 8/11/2015 5:15 pm by Ray Borduin | 268 views | 1 replies |


I am getting this error message from deprecated mysql

I've switched on php/mysql errors and I am seeing this message:

Deprecated: mysql_pconnect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home/abc/b/website/user/htdocs/Connections/PowerCMSConnection.php on line 9

I am aware of what it means, but does it mean that eventually the websites I have been building with pre MySQLi extensions will stop working? If so, that means I have to recode all pages affected don't I?

Are the other extensions going to be available soon for MySQLi? When they are, I assume that we'll be able to double click an existing server behaviour to update any code, but does this also apply to any dynamic content on the page, or will we have to reapply that content?

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

It means that eventually some site you have working you won't be able to update to the latest version of PHP without it still working. However, php 5 was released over a decade ago, and it is still very easy to find a server that supports PHP 4. Realistically this won't be an issue for you for a decade or more.

We will be updating Data Bridge to work with mySQLi. We will also try to make it as easy as possible to update pages already developed, so that we hope you wouldn't have to start from scratch.

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