MySQL problem: #28000Access denied for user

Hi All,

sorry if i asked a very stupid question.

i am new for ROR and i dont have too much admin skill for MySQL. i
have trouble on setting up the database connection, for my ROR. when
i just run a simple scaffold controller, i’ve got this error message:

Mysql::Error in BlogController#index
#28000Access denied for user ‘erv2’@‘localhost’ (using password: YES)
RAILS_ROOT: ./script/…/config/…

here is the setting of my database.yml file:
adapter: mysql
database: mapapp
username: erv2
password: 000000
host: localhost

here is the screen shot of the MySQL Adminstrator, showing that i gave
access to “[email protected]”:

I spent two days working on this problem, searching everywhere for
solutions, but none of them solves my problem.

i dont think it’s a very hard problem, i may just have missed some
tiny little thing. can someone give me some hints? i really want to
get going on making my first webapp.

thank you very much.

Most likely the problem is with your password. You expect it to be a
string ‘0000000’ when rials connects to a DB, but in reality, since
database.yml is processed by YAML, it is a in integer 0. You need to
quote strings that can be interpreted as something else in YAML files.
In your case, the config should be:
adapter: mysql
database: mapapp
username: erv2
password: “000000”
host: localhost

To show you how it works:

YAML.load ‘password: 000000’
=> {“password”=>0}

YAML.load ‘password: “000000”’
=> {“password”=>“000000”}

Don’t forget to bounce the application after changing the config :wink:


spot on!

this is THE place!

thank you so much!!!