Natively Connect to Azure DevOps Data in PHP

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Azure DevOps ODBC Driver

The Azure DevOps ODBC Driver is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with live data from Azure DevOps, directly from any applications that support ODBC connectivity.

Access Azure DevOps data like you would a database - read, write, and update Azure DevOps Accounts, Approvals, Builds, Tests, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



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

Drop the CData ODBC Driver for Azure DevOps into your LAMP or WAMP stack to build Azure DevOps-connected Web applications. This article shows how to use PHP's ODBC built-in functions to connect to Azure DevOps 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 connect to your Azure DevOps account by providing the Organization and PersonalAccessToken.

Obtaining a Personal Access Token

A PersonalAccessToken is necessary for account authentication.

To generate one, log in to your Azure DevOps Organization account and navigate to Profile -> Personal Access Tokens -> New Token. The generated token will be displayed.

If you wish to authenticate to Azure DevOps using OAuth refer to the online Help documentation for an authentication guide.

Establish a Connection

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

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC AzureDevOps 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.

$conn = odbc_pconnect("CData ODBC AzureDevOps Source","user","password"); ... odbc_close($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 Builds WHERE Reason = ?");

Execute Queries

Execute prepared statements with odbc_execute.

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC AzureDevOps Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_prepare($conn, "SELECT * FROM Builds WHERE Reason = ?"); $success = odbc_execute($query, array('Manual'));

Execute nonparameterized queries with odbc_exec.

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC AzureDevOps Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_exec($conn, "SELECT Id, BuildNumber FROM Builds WHERE Reason = 'Manual'");

Process Results

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

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC Azure DevOps data Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_exec($conn, "SELECT Id, BuildNumber FROM Builds WHERE Reason = 'Manual'"); while($row = odbc_fetch_array($query)){ echo $row["Id"] . "\n"; }

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

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC Azure DevOps data Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_prepare($conn, "SELECT * FROM Builds WHERE Reason = ?"); $success = odbc_execute($query, array('Manual')); 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 Azure DevOps-specific adaptations of the PHP community documentation for all ODBC functions.