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07-24-2006, 07:04 PM
I am trying to learn about PHP and MySQL, but have some very basic questions that will help me understand.
If I create a database in MySQL, what format does it have to be so that PHP can access it? For example, the introductory book I am reading uses Access as a learning tool. All of the Access databases use MDB files (*.mdb). What format does MySQL use?

07-25-2006, 06:52 AM
MySQL is a totally different ballgame from Access. All the books look at using access for some stupid reason. Noting in access will really apply to MySQL.

07-25-2006, 10:03 AM
What format does MySQL use that will be recognized in a dynamic website?

Creative Insanity
07-25-2006, 10:35 AM
It doesn't use an extension unless it is a export file and then it is database_name.sql

MySQL is a series of files that make up the actual database itself and it is not just one file like access.

07-25-2006, 02:05 PM
you need a new book

maybe a mysql one

one which does not use Access references

or you will get yourself in a right kafuffle

07-27-2006, 09:49 PM

Access is regarded as a bit of a joke in the programming community. mySQL and other packages like Oracle or db1 aren't abit like Access. It's a complete different mindset so i would take DJ's advice and get a new book that doesn't mention ACCESS.