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Warning: strpos(): Empty needle in ... issue

Thread began 2/09/2022 4:14 am by Paul | Last modified 2/15/2022 11:55 am by Ray Borduin | 52 views | 1 replies |

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Warning: strpos(): Empty needle in ... issue

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I'm running a xampp install locally and on my NAS (which isnt open to internet, hence the *.143 IP)
Apache/2.4.52 (Win64) OpenSSL/1.1.1m PHP/7.4.27
WA Data Bridge

I'm getting this warning at the top of my php page;
Warning: strpos(): Empty needle in /volume1/web/inventory/Connections/DevDB.php on line 15
Despite that warning, the php page appears to render and function normally, however I need to resolve/lose the warning!

The connection page is below:

# FileName="WADYN_MYSQLI_CONN.htm"
# Type="MYSQL"
# HTTP="true"
$hostname_MyDevDB = "localhost";
$database_MyDevDB = "mydevices";
$username_MyDevDB = "paulc";
$password_MyDevDB = "pE8/AOzpL(";
$foundConnection = false;
if ($foundConnection == false) {
$domains = explode(",","");
for ($domindex = 0; $domindex<sizeof($domains) && !$foundConnection; $domindex++) {
$domainCheck = trim($domains[$domindex]);
if (strpos(strtolower($_SERVER["SERVER_NAME"]),strtolower($domainCheck)) !== false && ($domainCheck == "" || strpos(strtolower($_SERVER["SERVER_NAME"]),strtolower($domainCheck)) == strlen($_SERVER["SERVER_NAME"])-strlen($domainCheck))) {
$hostname_MyDevDB = "";
$database_MyDevDB = "mydevices";
$username_MyDevDB = "paulc";
$password_MyDevDB = "pE8/AOzpL(";
$foundConnection = true;

$MyDevDB = mysqli_init();
$MyDevDB->real_connect($hostname_MyDevDB, $username_MyDevDB, $password_MyDevDB, $database_MyDevDB) or die("Connect Error: " . mysqli_connect_error());


The ini.php has the following present under Dynamic Extensions:


Any thoughts?

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

It looks like you put in dynamic connection information without putting in a domain name to use for the alternate connection.

I think you can just delete the alternate connection code and use:


# FileName="WADYN_MYSQLI_CONN.htm"
# Type="MYSQL"
# HTTP="true"
$hostname_MyDevDB "localhost";
$database_MyDevDB "mydevices";
$username_MyDevDB "paulc";
$password_MyDevDB "pE8/AOzpL(";

$MyDevDB mysqli_init();
if (
$MyDevDB->real_connect($hostname_MyDevDB$username_MyDevDB$password_MyDevDB$database_MyDevDB) or die("Connect Error: " mysqli_connect_error());

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