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Getting Php 5 To Work With Mysql getting PHP 5 to work with MySQL

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Just thought this would be of extreme help to those who are planning to migrate to php5 and still continue using MySQL same way as before:....

to get mysql work with the php 5 copy /dll/libmySQL.dll to the directory where php 5 resides and copy the /extensions/php_mysql.dll to the directory where php.exe resides.(if you can't find the two above files probably you are using an old release of php 5.you should check for latest at :http://forums.xisto.com/no_longer_exists/)

in additon uncomment extension line in php.ini
and add the following code to a gnereal database file(dbcon.php) in my case and include it in each file which needs access to datanase.

if (!class_exists('mysql')) {if (strtoupper(substr(PHP_OS, 0, 3)) == 'WIN')dl('php_mysql.dll');elsedl('php_mysql.so');}

I tried to eliminate above code and leave php_mysql.dll in extensions directory. But it didn't work shouting the familiar dialouge: Unable to load ......

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