Confirmation will not connect to db

// Confirmation page setup
//Create connection
$firstname = $_POST['firstname'];
$lastname = $_POST['lastname'];
$telephone = $_POST['telephone']; 

$con = mysql_connect("localhost", "test2", "123", "CIT647StudentsConcertsProfiles"); //'mysql.default_host', 'mysql_user', 'mysql_password'

//check connection
if (!$con) {
die ("Connection failed: " . mysql_error());
echo "Connected successfully test2.";

// selected database
mysql_select_db("CIT647StudentsConcertsProfiles" . $con);

//Create Random Unique ID for RowNum field in Database Table
$pattern ="1234567890";
$rownum = $pattern{rand (0,10)};
for ($i = 1; $i < 10; $i++)
$rownum = $pattern{rand(0,10)};

// sql to create test table
$sql = "INSERT INTO CIT647StudentsConcertProfilesTable (rownum, firstname, lastname, telephone) 
  VALUES ($rownum, '$_POST[firstname]', '$_POST[lastname]', $_POST[telephone])";

//store from names in variables
$firstname = $_POST['firstname'];
$lastname = $_POST['lastname'];
$telephone = $_POST['telephone'];

if (myql_query($sql . $con)) {
  echo "Records added successfully test2.";  
} else {
  echo "ERROR: Not able to execute $sql. " . mysql_error($con);  

//close the connection


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    <center><img src="images/Pic01Main.jpg" alt="SNHU-a-Palooza The Concert" /></center>  
<!-- create confirmation page -->
<br><center><h1>We've received your information</h1></center>
<center>Thank you for submitting your information for the concert.<br>
Make sure to print a copy of the following information for your records.<br>
a ticket for you when you arrive at the ticket booth.<br>
Your ticket confirmation number is as follows:<br>

  echo "Confirmation Number: " . $rownum . "<br>";
  echo "First Name: " . $firstname . "<br>";
  echo "Last Name: " . $lastname . "<br>";
  echo "Telephone Number: " . $telephone . "<br>"; 
  <input type="button"
         value = "Print This Page" />
  <br> <a href=index.html>Return to the homepage</a></center>

This is obsolete and dangerous code that has been completely removed from PHP You need to use PDO.

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What is pdo? I don’t know how to use pdo



PDO should be what you are using.

And for future reference, a code dump and a title is not sufficient for a post.