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Natively Connect to Authorize.Net Data in PHP

The CData ODBC driver for Authorize.Net enables you to create PHP applications with connectivity to Authorize.Net data. Leverage the native support for ODBC in PHP.

Drop the CData ODBC Driver for Authorize.Net into your LAMP or WAMP stack to build Authorize.Net-connected Web applications. This article shows how to use PHP's ODBC built-in functions to connect to Authorize.Net data, execute queries, and output the results.

Configure a DSN

If you have not already, first specify connection properties in an ODBC DSN (data source name). This is the last step of the driver installation. You can use the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure ODBC DSNs.

You can obtain the necessary connection properties on the Security Settings -> General Settings page after logging into your Merchant Account.

  • UseSandbox: The Authorize.Net API to be used to process transactions. If you are using a production account, this property can be left blank. If you are using a developer test account, set this to 'TRUE'.
  • LoginID: The API login Id associated with your payment gateway account. This property is used to authenticate that you are authorized to submit website transactions. Note that this value is not the same as the login Id that you use to log in to the Merchant Interface.
  • TransactionKey: The transaction key associated with your payment gateway account. This property is used to authenticate that you are authorized to submit website transactions.

Establish a Connection

Open the connection to Authorize.Net by calling the odbc_connect or odbc_pconnect methods. To close connections, use odbc_close or odbc_close_all.

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC AuthorizeNet Source","user","password");

Connections opened with odbc_connect are closed when the script ends. Connections opened with the odbc_pconnect method are still open after the script ends. This enables other scripts to share that connection when they connect with the same credentials. By sharing connections among your scripts, you can save system resources, and queries execute faster.

$conn = odbc_pconnect("CData ODBC AuthorizeNet Source","user","password"); ... odbc_close($conn); //persistent connection must be closed explicitly

Create Prepared Statements

Create prepared statements and parameterized queries with the odbc_prepare function.

$query = odbc_prepare($conn, "SELECT * FROM SettledBatchList WHERE IncludeStatistics = ?");

Execute Queries

Execute prepared statements with odbc_execute.

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC AuthorizeNet Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_prepare($conn, "SELECT * FROM SettledBatchList WHERE IncludeStatistics = ?"); $success = odbc_execute($query, array('True'));

Execute nonparameterized queries with odbc_exec.

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC AuthorizeNet Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_exec($conn, "SELECT MarketType, TotalCharge FROM SettledBatchList");

Process Results

Access a row in the result set as an array with the odbc_fetch_array function.

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC Authorize.Net data Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_exec($conn, "SELECT MarketType, TotalCharge FROM SettledBatchList"); while($row = odbc_fetch_array($query)){ echo $row["MarketType"] . "\n"; }

Display the result set in an HTML table with the odbc_result_all function.

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC Authorize.Net data Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_prepare($conn, "SELECT * FROM SettledBatchList WHERE IncludeStatistics = ?"); $success = odbc_execute($query, array('True')); if($success) odbc_result_all($query);

More Example Queries

You will find complete information on the driver's supported SQL in the help documentation. The code examples above are Authorize.Net-specific adaptations of the PHP community documentation for all ODBC functions.