hi i am using the following code to connect to MySQL database but i am getting this error
Software error:

Global symbol "$db" requires explicit package name at C:/Program Files/Apache Group/Apache2/cgi-bin/data.cgi line 16.
Global symbol "$host" requires explicit package name at C:/Program Files/Apache Group/Apache2/cgi-bin/data.cgi line 17.
Global symbol "$user" requires explicit package name at C:/Program Files/Apache Group/Apache2/cgi-bin/data.cgi line 18.
Global symbol "$password" requires explicit package name at C:/Program Files/Apache Group/Apache2/cgi-bin/data.cgi line 19.
Global symbol "$db" requires explicit package name at C:/Program Files/Apache Group/Apache2/cgi-bin/data.cgi line 21.
Global symbol "$host" requires explicit package name at C:/Program Files/Apache Group/Apache2/cgi-bin/data.cgi line 21.
Global symbol "$user" requires explicit package name at C:/Program Files/Apache Group/Apache2/cgi-bin/data.cgi line 22.
Global symbol "$password" requires explicit package name at C:/Program Files/Apache Group/Apache2/cgi-bin/data.cgi line 23.
Execution of C:/Program Files/Apache Group/Apache2/cgi-bin/data.cgi aborted due to compilation errors.

code that is been used
Code:
#!C:\perl\bin\perl.exe

use DBI;
use CGI qw(:standard);
use warnings;
use CGI::Carp qw(warningsToBrowser fatalsToBrowser);

use strict;

print header;

print start_html("Results Page");

$db="Disease";
$host="localhost";
$user="root";
$password="mysql1234"; 
#connect to MySQL database
my $dbh   = DBI->connect ("DBI:mysql:database=$db:host=$host",
                           $user,
                           $password) 
                           or die "Can't connect to database: $DBI::errstr\n";

my $query = new CGI;

my %formdata = $query->Vars;

my $searchkey = $formdata{'star'};

my $sth = $dbh->prepare("select * from  target where Target_type == $searchkey ");
$sth ->execute();

print '<table border="1">';
print '<tr><th>Key 1</th><th>key2</th><th>Target Name</th><th>Target Type</th><th>PDB ID</th><th>Modeled Structure</th><th>Uniprot 

link</th><th>Disease Name</th><th>KEGG link</th></th>';
while (my @row = $sth->fetchrow_array) {
    print 

"<tr><td>$row[0]</td><td>$row[1]</td><td>$row[2]</td><td>$row[3]</td><td>$row[4]</td><td>$row[5]</td><td>$row[6]</td><td>$row[7]</td><td>$ro

w[8]</td></tr>\n";
}

print'</table>';

print end_html;
and the HTML script
HTML Code:
<html>
<head><Title> Query form </title></head>
<body>

<p> Welcome to database search 
<p>
<hr>

 <a href ="http://localhost/cgi-bin/test2.pl ">click here </a> to view Target database .


<p>
<hr>
<p> Searching for a Disease in Target database 
 

<form action="http://localhost/cgi-bin/data.cgi" method="post" > 
   <!--  <p>Enter search Key      : <input type="text" name="skey" /></p>  -->
     <p>Enter Target type   : <input type="text" name="star" /></p> 
     <p><input type="submit" name="Submit" value="Submit Form" /></p> 
   </form> 

</body>
</html>
please help me out with this

Last edited by shabbir; 25Jun2009 at 19:41.. Reason: Code blocks