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error selecting database


This is what I get on my screen. What does it mean? How do i fix it? error selecting database


It means that you didnt add your db name in config.php or.. you misspelled it wrong or something


Is there someway, other then running the script, to make sure that the database is working properly? I believe that I spelt the name correctly (I copied and pasted it from phpMyAdmin) but I will double check it. Let\'s, for a second, assume that it is spelt correctly. Is there anything else that could casuse this? The database, because it is on a virtual server, has a really funny name, like 123_com_-_dbname, could that be causing the problem? Thanks for the help.

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Either db name is wrong or the username does not access. You could try this in a separate file.
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$dbcn = @mysql_connect(\"servernam\",  dbuser\", \"userpassword\" );
        IF (!$dbcn){
                echo(\"<p>Unable to login</p>\");
        $dbcn = @mysql_select_db(\"dbname\");
        IF (!$dbcn){
                echo(\"<p>Unable to connect to database.</p>\");
Change the servername, username, userpassword and dbname.

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