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Answer: How can I see error messages from MySQL?

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Q&A > database programming > How can I see error messages from MySQL? contributed by BBQ

DBI has return values for each one of its calls, so it would be wise to or your connect statement, like:
$dbh = DBI->connect("DBI::mysql ... etc $dsn") or die("Couldn't connect to $dsn: $DBI::errstr\n");
this way, you'll always get an error message if something goes wrong.

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