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mysql_error — Gets the error message from the last MySQL operation.


string mysql_error([connection]);
mysql link connection (optional): Connection handle returned by mysql_connect() or mysql_pconnect()


String on success; FALSE on error


mysql_error() returns the MySQL error message from the last MySQL function call that invoked a MySQL client routine. If no error occurred, an empty string ("") is returned.


PHP 3+, PHP 4+

See also

To get the numeric error code from the last MySQL query:



Example 799. Determine whether a query succeeded and display an error message if it didn't

// Included code that connects to a MySQL server and sets a default database
// See the MySQL Functions chapter introduction for the source code for the file
include ('');

// Go insane and try to use Objective COBOL instead of SQL in your query
$cobol = "perform varying idx from 1 by 1 until idx > nbrPlayers";

// Suppress errors with a single at (@) symbol
$mysql_result = @ mysql_query ($cobol);

$error = mysql_error ();

if ($error === '') {
    echo "I can't believe it, query '$cobol' actually worked. Uncle Monty, I'm scared...";
} else {
    echo "Thankfully, query '$cobol' failed! The error message generated was \"$error\"!";

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