Error during setup

Hi all

I apologise if this is a ‘noob’ post, however, I’ve been battling with this for a while now and I can’t find a fix.

These are the steps I’ve taken so far;

  1. downloaded the latest version (1.5.9) and uploaded to my root directory.

  2. Made a copy of the ipconfig.php.example file and renamed the copy to ipconfig.php

3.Added URL to ipconfig.php file (It’s a sub-domain so I added as “

  1. Ran the InvoicePlane installer - Received below error;

Fatal error: Uncaught exception ‘Dotenv\Exception\InvalidFileException’ with message ‘Dotenv values containing spaces must be surrounded by quotes.’ in /home/tatetopa/ Stack trace: #0 /home/tatetopa/ Dotenv\Loader->sanitiseVariableValue(‘DB_DATABASE’, ‘Tate Tech’) #1 /home/tatetopa/ Dotenv\Loader->normaliseEnvironmentVariable(‘DB_DATABASE=Tat…’, NULL) #2 /home/tatetopa/ Dotenv\Loader->setEnvironmentVariable(‘DB_DATABASE=Tat…’) #3 /home/tatetopa/ Dotenv\Loader->load() #4 /home/tatetopa/ Dotenv\Dotenv->loadData() #5 /home/tatetopa/ Dotenv\Dotenv->load() #6 {main} thrown in /home/tatetopa/ on line 228

Please assist with troubleshooting if possible.



Here is the log file for reference

"<?php defined('BASEPATH') OR exit('No direct script access allowed'); ?>

ERROR - 2018-06-22 00:33:20 --> Could not find the language line “cannot_connect_database_server”
ERROR - 2018-06-22 00:33:20 --> Could not find the language line “cannot_connect_database_server”
ERROR - 2018-06-22 00:33:46 --> Severity: error --> Exception: Dotenv values containing spaces must be surrounded by quotes. /home/tatetopa/ 228

Please check your database settings in /config/database.php

You will need to change for your database settings, for example

 'mysql' => [
            'host'      => 'localhost',
            'database'  => 'your_database_name',
            'username'  => 'your_database_username',
            'password'  => 'your_database_password,
            'prefix'    => '',

            'driver'    => 'mysql',
            'charset'   => 'utf8',
            'collation' => 'utf8_unicode_ci',
            'strict'    => false,

Hey @cincinnatimattie

Thanks for the quick response :ok_hand:

I’m not sure what I’m really doing here but I managed to find it, could you tell me what I should change please?

defined('BASEPATH') OR exit('No direct script access allowed');

| -------------------------------------------------------------------
| -------------------------------------------------------------------
| This file will contain the settings needed to access your database.
| For complete instructions please consult the 'Database Connection'
| page of the User Guide.
| -------------------------------------------------------------------
| -------------------------------------------------------------------
|	['dsn']      The full DSN string describe a connection to the database.
|	['hostname'] The hostname of your database server.
|	['username'] The username used to connect to the database
|	['password'] The password used to connect to the database
|	['database'] The name of the database you want to connect to
|	['dbdriver'] The database driver. e.g.: mysqli.
|			Currently supported:
|				 cubrid, ibase, mssql, mysql, mysqli, oci8,
|				 odbc, pdo, postgre, sqlite, sqlite3, sqlsrv
|	['dbprefix'] You can add an optional prefix, which will be added
|				 to the table name when using the  Query Builder class
|	['pconnect'] TRUE/FALSE - Whether to use a persistent connection
|	['db_debug'] TRUE/FALSE - Whether database errors should be displayed.
|	['cache_on'] TRUE/FALSE - Enables/disables query caching
|	['cachedir'] The path to the folder where cache files should be stored
|	['char_set'] The character set used in communicating with the database
|	['dbcollat'] The character collation used in communicating with the database
|				 NOTE: For MySQL and MySQLi databases, this setting is only used
| 				 as a backup if your server is running PHP < 5.2.3 or MySQL < 5.0.7
|				 (and in table creation queries made with DB Forge).
| 				 There is an incompatibility in PHP with mysql_real_escape_string() which
| 				 can make your site vulnerable to SQL injection if you are using a
| 				 multi-byte character set and are running versions lower than these.
| 				 Sites using Latin-1 or UTF-8 database character set and collation are unaffected.
|	['swap_pre'] A default table prefix that should be swapped with the dbprefix
|	['encrypt']  Whether or not to use an encrypted connection.
|			'mysql' (deprecated), 'sqlsrv' and 'pdo/sqlsrv' drivers accept TRUE/FALSE
|			'mysqli' and 'pdo/mysql' drivers accept an array with the following options:
|				'ssl_key'    - Path to the private key file
|				'ssl_cert'   - Path to the public key certificate file
|				'ssl_ca'     - Path to the certificate authority file
|				'ssl_capath' - Path to a directory containing trusted CA certificats in PEM format
|				'ssl_cipher' - List of *allowed* ciphers to be used for the encryption, separated by colons (':')
|				'ssl_verify' - TRUE/FALSE; Whether verify the server certificate or not ('mysqli' only)
|	['compress'] Whether or not to use client compression (MySQL only)
|	['stricton'] TRUE/FALSE - forces 'Strict Mode' connections
|							- good for ensuring strict SQL while developing
|	['ssl_options']	Used to set various SSL options that can be used when making SSL connections.
|	['failover'] array - A array with 0 or more data for connections if the main should fail.
|	['save_queries'] TRUE/FALSE - Whether to "save" all executed queries.
| 				NOTE: Disabling this will also effectively disable both
| 				$this->db->last_query() and profiling of DB queries.
| 				When you run a query, with this setting set to TRUE (default),
| 				CodeIgniter will store the SQL statement for debugging purposes.
| 				However, this may cause high memory usage, especially if you run
| 				a lot of SQL queries ... disable this to avoid that problem.
| The $active_group variable lets you choose which connection group to
| make active.  By default there is only one group (the 'default' group).
| The $query_builder variables lets you determine whether or not to load
| the query builder class.
$active_group = 'default';
$query_builder = TRUE;

$db['default'] = array(
    'dsn' => '',
    'hostname' => getenv('DB_HOSTNAME'),
    'port' => getenv('DB_PORT'),
    'username' => getenv('DB_USERNAME'),
    'password' => getenv('DB_PASSWORD'),
    'database' => getenv('DB_DATABASE'),
    'dbdriver' => 'mysqli',
    'dbprefix' => '',
    'pconnect' => FALSE,
    'db_debug' => (ENVIRONMENT !== 'production'),
    'cache_on' => FALSE,
    'cachedir' => '',
    'char_set' => 'utf8',
    'dbcollat' => 'utf8_general_ci',
    'swap_pre' => '',
    'encrypt' => FALSE,
    'compress' => FALSE,
    'stricton' => FALSE,
    'failover' => array(),
    'save_queries' => TRUE

Sorry, I was looking at the wrong version. So in your ipconfig.php file there is also the database settings that you need to change. Starting on line 21


You will need to change the values for your database