Granted User Cannot Access Database

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Hello all,

I'm relatively new to mysql and I'm having some trouble creating a user
that can access a database that I've created.

Here's what I've done:

1. As root, created a database called "tool_competence".
2. As root, created a couple of tables in the tool_competence db.
3. As root, created a user "called tool_comp_user" and flushed

mysql> GRANT select, insert, update
-> ON tool_competence.employee_info
-> TO tool_comp_user@"%";

4. As root, checked grants using "show grants for tool_comp_user;" and
it reflects the granted privileges.
5. Logout of mysql and login as tool_comp_user: "mysql -u
6. As tool_comp_user: "use tool_competence;" and I get the following
ERROR 1044 (42000): Access denied for user ''@'[mydomain].com' to
database 'tool_competence'

Does anyone see anything wrong with this process or have any idea what
might be  causing my problems?

Thanks in advance for any help,

Re: Granted User Cannot Access Database wrote:
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I realize now that in the above error message, user is ''. Why it did
not recognize the user when I logged in, I don't know. For some reason
it is now recognizing the user correctly and everything is working as I
would expect.

Very wierd because I was very careful about how I was logging in. And
haven't changed the way I was logging in since the problem was

Although it appears not to be an issue now, I would gladly accept any
insights into what may have been going on if anyone out there has any


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