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    Help with PHP Code

    Hi all, I am having a problem with this code to create a table in a selected database. My connectivity is good and I can create the Database no problem, however when I go to run the script I recieve no errors and a blank screen on my local host but when I check to see if the table has been created on phpmyadmin there is no table there also when I check the tables for my database in the cmd line there are no tables also here is my code any help is greatly appreciated.


    $con = mysql_connect("localhost","root","");
    die("Cannot Connect: " . mysql_error());

    $sql = "CREATE TABLE manufacturer (
    Maker varchar(20)'
    Contact varchar(20),
    Location varchar(20),
    Phone int



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    There's a quote instead of the comma -- which you would have found out yourself if you had tested the query or checked the database errors.

    What's much worse, though, is that your way of accessing the database is totally outdated. The mysql_* functions are obsolete since almost a decade. People today use PDO or MySQLi:

    How to (properly) access a MySQL database with PHP

    However, that's something for the PHP forum.
    The 6 worst sins of security ē How to (properly) access a MySQL database with PHP

    Why canít I use certain words like "drop" as part of my Security Question answers?
    There are certain words used by hackers to try to gain access to systems and manipulate data; therefore, the following words are restricted: "select," "delete," "update," "insert," "drop" and "null".
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    You shouldn't be creating tables inside PHP scripts unless this script is meant to be an installer for something. You also REALLY shouldn't be connecting as root from a web script, nor should you be using the deprecated mysql_ functions.
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