specifying a custom port for a MySQL database connection

Chris Sheffield cmsheffield at gmail.com
Wed Nov 15 16:48:46 EST 2006

Thanks for you reply, Mark. I got it working. See John Craig's reply  
if you haven't already.

On Nov 15, 2006, at 2:36 PM, Mark Schonewille wrote:

> Hi Chris,
> Are you sure that the server is running? Use a capital L, it might  
> help (it does for ftp). If the server is indeed on port 3306, you  
> don't need to specify the port because it is the default. What is  
> the exact syntax you are using? I didn't have any problems  
> connecting to a MySQL server, it worked rightaway.
> Best,
> Mark
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> Op 15-nov-2006, om 22:20 heeft Chris Sheffield het volgende  
> geschreven:
>> Hi all,
>> I'm having a problem. Using the revOpenDatabase function, the docs  
>> say that you can specify a port number by specifying the host,  
>> followed by a colon, followed by the port number. So something  
>> like "localhost:3306". Is this correct? Because I've tried it and  
>> I get an error "Unknown MySQL server host 'localhost:3306' (1)".
>> Has anyone used this and made it work? I need to figure out a  
>> solution for this asap.
>> Thanks,
>> Chris
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