I have downloaded a copy of my website and changed the local.xml, username, password and db value to my mamp local, which is localhost, root, root. Deleted my contents in var folder but still i get ,

There has been an error processing your request

i tracedback the error shown under var/report/..... and it says,*a:4:{i:0;s:87:"SQLSTATE[28000] [1045] Access denied for user '[root'@'localhost' (using password: YES)";i:1;s:2652:"#0 * , my other websites on localhost connect with same credentials really well. what else should i look for to debug and make things working??

  • make sure you don't have an extra space in your username or password.
    – Marius
    Commented Oct 19, 2013 at 18:15
  • @Marius there isn't any
    – localhost
    Commented Oct 19, 2013 at 21:47
  • Looks like you have a left bracket before root.
    – Dan
    Commented Oct 20, 2013 at 2:50
  • @Dan it worked. yay!
    – localhost
    Commented Oct 20, 2013 at 9:55
  • Great, I'll make it an answer...
    – Dan
    Commented Oct 20, 2013 at 15:46

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Remove the left bracket in front of root. Marius pointed to a simple answer, which led me to look for one as well.

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