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Connection to existing database
Posted by: geert van der Velden
Date: November 06, 2019 02:20AM


I'm trying to make a connection to the database of the company that i'm working for currently as a intern.

This is the code that i used for it but i'm getting the error: Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '$conn' (T_VARIABLE)

$servername = "******************";
$username = "*********";
$password = "*********";
$dbname = "*********";

// Create connection
$conn = new mysqli($servername, $username, $password, $dbname);
// Check connection
if ($conn->connect_error) {
die("Connection failed: " . $conn->connect_error);

$sql = "INSERT INTO testomgevingplugin_horsemanager_horses (id, external_id, name,)
VALUES (9089, '9', 'paard')";

if ($conn->query($sql) === TRUE) {
echo "New record created successfully";
} else {
echo "Error: " . $sql . "<br>" . $conn->error;


i'm trying to fill the database tables with data with this php code. I know i can do this in mysql but i need it in code for a program. (its info about some horses).

But it won't work so far.
Does anyone know what i can do now?
Maby i got the wrong info at $servername? but i don't know for sure where i can find the servername. Or is there a problem with this code.

I'm new to php/mysql.



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