The tutorial calls for importing "testdrive_db.sql" from the "Building_A_PHP_App.zip" file, but there is only a test_db.sql file in that file. The instructions then show how to view the structure of the database. However, when importing test_db.sql, the structure has no tables. Does this mean there is a missing file in "Building_A_PHP_App.zip" file? Or is the testdrive_db.sql simply misnamed in the tutorial and it should be "test_db.sql", but this file is incomplete?
For anyone else spending time trying to use the getting started tutorial, I have few answers to the stumbling blocks for loading it on a Mac.
You have to first make sure your user has root account, which is not the same as admin account on a Mac. (http://www.spy-hill.com/~myers/help/apple/EnableRoot.html#menu).
After you install the Zend Server Community, you have to log out and log back in, or restart Flash Builder 4.5 for PHP, one or the other, even if the Zend framework is up and running. This step is not mentioned in the tutorials.
At this point, it looks as though Flash Builder 4.5 for PHP will automatically find the server and load the correct web root, displaying the proper dialogue window that has the option of "Create project on local server."
It appears that the "Building_A_PHP_App.zip" file should but does not incude the testdrive_db.sql file, making it impossible to complete the tutorial, unless I am missing something somewhere. Does someone from Adobe have any information on this?
Also, for anyone else spending time trying to work through the tutorial, pull it up on the web at http://files.zend.com/help/Flash-Builder-for-PHP/Help/build_a_web_%28php%29_application.ht m rather than in the built-in browser of Flash Builder 4.5. That browser scrolls back to the top each time yoiu tab away from it (to try to do the exercises).
I spoke to the document author at Zend who has updated the tutorial to correct the problem. Please try this again and let us know if there are any remaining challenges.