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Error Updating From mySQL To MySQLi

Error Updating From mySQL To MySQLi

Error Updating From mySQL To MySQLi


I have a simple connect, query and display db rows that needs to be upgraded. Everything was working last week when I was last using my website now I'm getting errors because mySQL is finally dead.

I now have



	$db = new mysqli("$host","$username","$password","$database") or die("couldn't connect to the database!");
	if($db->connect_errno > 0){
    	die('Unable to connect to database [' . $db->connect_error . ']');
    $sql = <<<SQL
		FROM 'workshops' 
		WHERE 'wDate' >= CURDATE() AND type = 'edu' ORDER BY 'wDate', 'wTime'
	if(!$result = $db->query($sql)){
    	die('There was an error running the query [' . $db->error . ']');

some html...


	while($row = $result->fetch_assoc())
    <dt><?php echo date('m/d/Y', strtotime($row['wDate']))?> - <?php echo date('g:i A', strtotime($row['wTime']))?></dt>
    <dd><?php echo $row['Location']?></dd>
    <div itemscope itemtype='schema.org/PostalAddress'>
      <dd><span itemprop='streetAddress'><?php echo $row['Address']?></span></dd>
      <dd><span itemprop='addressLocality'><?php echo $row['City']?></span>, <span itemprop='addressRegion'><?php echo $row['State']?></span>  <span 
        itemprop='postalCode'><?php echo $row['Zip']?></span></dd>
    <dd><?php echo $row['Presenter']?></dd>

Now on that first row line where I try to echo the date and time I'm getting a syntax error, unexpected quoted-string and whitespace (T-ENCAPSED_AND_WHITESPACE), expecting identifier (T_STRING) or variable (T_VARIABLE) or number (T_NUM_STRING). I'm not convinced my error is in that actual line of code. I think the code I actually changed in the query or while loop is the issue, but I'm not certain.

Also if anyone notices anything else I should change I'd appreciate the help.


RE: Error Updating From mySQL To MySQLi


$sql = <<<SQL
		FROM 'workshops' 
		WHERE 'wDate' >= CURDATE() AND type = 'edu' ORDER BY 'wDate', 'wTime'

No quotes around your string variable assignment.


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RE: Error Updating From mySQL To MySQLi

Quote (ChrisHirst)

No quotes around your string variable assignment.

Doesn't need them. That is Heredoc syntax and works without quotes. http://php.net/manual/en/language.types.string.php...

With that said, can you try outputting the entire $row array just to verify its correct.


echo "<pre>" . print_r($row,1) . "</pre>"; 

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