Asked  7 Months ago    Answers:  5   Viewed   185 times

I have searched the net and so far what I have seen is that you can use mysql_ and mysqli_ together meaning:

$con=mysqli_connect("localhost", "root" ,"" ,"mysql");

if( mysqli_connect_errno( $con ) ) {
    echo "failed to connect";
    echo "connected";
echo "Done";


$con=mysql_connect("localhost", "root" ,"" ,"mysql");
if( mysqli_connect_errno( $con ) ) {
    echo "failed to connect";
    echo "connected";
echo "Done";

Are valid but when I use this code what I get is:

Warning: mysql_close() expects parameter 1 to be resource, object given in D:************.php on line 9

For the first and the same except with mysqli_close(). For the second one.

What is the problem? Can't I use mysql_ and mysqli together? Or is it normal? Is the way I can check if the connections are valid at all? (the if(mysq...))



No, you can't use mysql and mysqli together. They are separate APIs and the resources they create are incompatible with one another.

There is a mysqli_close, though.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
answered 7 Months ago

PHP’s error messages are not meant for users but for developers only.

So for a production environment, you should disable display_errors to avoid information disclosure:

Note: [display_errors] is a feature to support your development and should never be used on production systems (e.g. systems connected to the internet).

Instead, you should show generic error messages to your users that do not unveil anything of the internals and only log the error messages (see log_errors and error_log):

Note: You're strongly advised to use error logging in place of error displaying on production web sites.

And if you really want to modify PHP’s error messages, you can use set_error_handler to set a custom error handler.

See also OWASP’s Development Guide on “Error Handling, Auditing and Logging” for further information.

Friday, May 28, 2021
answered 5 Months ago

fetchAll returns an array containing all of the result set rows. So you can access to password with $data_array[0]['password'] if you used it. You may want use fetch instead.

$data_array = $stmt->fetch(PDO::FETCH_ASSOC);
Saturday, May 29, 2021
answered 5 Months ago

Open your PHPMyAdmin, don't select any database and look for Binary Log tab . You can select different logs from a drop down list and press GO Button to view them.

Sunday, August 1, 2021
Ahmed Haque
answered 3 Months ago

All of the mysqli functions/methods can fail in which case they will return false. I.e. if prepare() fails $stmt isn't an object you can call a method on but a bool(false). You have to check the return values and add some error handling, e.g.

$stmt = $mysqli->prepare('SELECT name FROM `rooms` WHERE r_id=?');
if ( !$stmt ) {
    printf('errno: %d, error: %s', $mysqli->errno, $mysqli->error);

$b = $stmt->bind_param('i', $roomID);
if ( !$b ) {
    printf('errno: %d, error: %s', $stmt->errno, $stmt->error);

$b = $stmt->execute();
if ( !$b ) {
  and so on and on

see et al

in this case you probably bumped into the problem that you can't create an other statement while there are still results/result sets pending for the previous statement.

Closes a prepared statement. mysqli_stmt_close() also deallocates the statement handle. If the current statement has pending or unread results, this function cancels them so that the next query can be executed.
Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Ryan Stewart
answered 2 Months ago
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