Unable to use PHP with MySQL (using Linux)

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Alright, when I compile this bit of code to test:

<?php

   require('index.inc');
   $page = new buildpage();
   $page->buildHeader();

   $dbase = $mysqli_connect('localhost', 'root', 'password');

<?php
   $page->buildFooter();
?>

I'm getting:

PHP Notice:  Undefined variable: mysqli_connect in

/home/tim/Documents/Web/index2.php on line 9 PHP Stack trace: PHP 1. {main}() /home/tim/Documents/Web/index2.php:0 PHP Fatal error: Function name must be a string in /home/tim/Documents/Web/index2.php on line 9 PHP Stack trace: PHP 1. {main}() /home/tim/Documents/Webindex2.php:0

I located my mysql.so file and set it accordingly in my php.ini, but for some reason the mysql extension doesn't seem to be working... unless there's something wrong with my code.


That's because mysqli_connect is a function and not a variable. Remove the $ sign.

$dbase = mysqli_connect('localhost', 'root', 'password');