PHP undefined function mssql_connect and sqlsrv_connect

Posted by Damodar Bashyal on April 06, 2016


mssql_connect is now deprecated - now move to sqlsrv_connect -

ERROR: exception 'Exception' with message 'connection to mssql is not supported. Please download and follow directions from here -' in C:\_projects\technooze\app\code\local\Technooze\Schoolbrochure\Model\Mssql.php:182

For sqlsrv_connect to work download (Microsoft Drivers for PHP for SQL Server) from


Magento Missing argument 1 for Mage_Core_Block_Template ::setTemplate

Posted by Damodar Bashyal on April 04, 2016


If you are getting this magento error. It's easy to find why you are getting this error: Just need to add some debug code:

Open file app/code/core/Mage/Core/Block/Template.php and go to function setTemplate() (line 111 as shown in error log) and add these lines:


How to fix node-gyp rebuild errors on windows

Posted by Damodar Bashyal on March 30, 2016


I was trying to install node module printer "npm install printer" and got few errors while trying few solutions that I found in different blogs, forums and stackoverflow sites.

I would like to share what worked for me at the end.