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How can I make Dreamweaver work with my MySQL databases?

Dreamweaver’s MySQL interface interprets a “+” character as a space, so when looking for database “USERNAME+DBNAME” it looks for “USERNAME DBNAME”.

CGI scripts on the web have a long history of using + as a substitute for space.

To prevent Dreamweaver from doing this, percent-encode the “+” sign as “%2B”. Ask it to use a database name like:


for example,

  • presbrey%2Bwiki
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