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Natively Connect to AWS Management Data in PHP

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

Drop the CData ODBC Driver for AWS Management into your LAMP or WAMP stack to build AWS Management-connected Web applications. This article shows how to use PHP's ODBC built-in functions to connect to AWS Management 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.

To authorize AWSDataManagement requests, provide the credentials for an administrator account or for an IAM user with custom permissions:

  1. Set AccessKey to the access key Id.
  2. Set SecretKey to the secret access key.
  3. Set Region to the region where your AWSDataManagement data is hosted.

Note: Though you can connect as the AWS account administrator, it is recommended to use IAM user credentials to access AWS services.

Establish a Connection

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

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC AWSDataManagement 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.

$conn = odbc_pconnect("CData ODBC AWSDataManagement Source","user","password"); ... odbc_close($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 NorthwingProducts WHERE Id = ?");

Execute Queries

Execute prepared statements with odbc_execute.

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC AWSDataManagement Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_prepare($conn, "SELECT * FROM NorthwingProducts WHERE Id = ?"); $success = odbc_execute($query, array('1'));

Execute nonparameterized queries with odbc_exec.

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC AWSDataManagement Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_exec($conn, "SELECT PartitionKey, Name FROM NorthwingProducts");

Process Results

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

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC AWS Management data Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_exec($conn, "SELECT PartitionKey, Name FROM NorthwingProducts"); while($row = odbc_fetch_array($query)){ echo $row["PartitionKey"] . "\n"; }

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

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC AWS Management data Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_prepare($conn, "SELECT * FROM NorthwingProducts WHERE Id = ?"); $success = odbc_execute($query, array('1')); 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 AWS Management-specific adaptations of the PHP community documentation for all ODBC functions.