[nycphp-talk] if mysql_query() produces an error....

Phil Powell soazine at
Thu Aug 21 17:27:37 EDT 2003

Re: [nycphp-talk] if mysql_query() produces an error....Then I'm confused.  Why is it then that mysql_select_db() will bomb after the user attempted to enter erroneous data into mysql_query()?  That is, the user enters bad data within mysql_query(); it throws mysql_error() and delivers the page to the user; the user attempts AGAIN to enter somethng and then mysql_select_db dies!  Why does that occur?

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Mauricio Sadicoff 
  To: NYPHP Talk 
  Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2003 5:13 PM
  Subject: Re: [nycphp-talk] if mysql_query() produces an error....

  On 8/21/2003 17:04, "Phil Powell" <soazine at> scribbled: it not true that mysql_error() will persist?  I have a case on a site where the admin enters a new user and, for some reason, does it wrong, producing a mysql_error() instance.  If they try to, again, enter this user immediately after the error is shown, mysql_select_db dies.

    I am thinking that this can be resolved by clearing mysql_error() immediately after the error is reported.  How can that be done, or am I way offbase here?

  It does not "persist", meaning it will only show the latest error, according to the manual, on page:

  They also mention that it will not be changed if the user does not have permission to do what you intend or if the connection has been closed already.

  Good luck,

   Mauricio L. Sadicoff      
   mlevy at

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