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Natively Connect to Bugzilla Data in PHP

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

Drop the CData ODBC Driver for Bugzilla into your LAMP or WAMP stack to build Bugzilla-connected Web applications. This article shows how to use PHP's ODBC built-in functions to connect to Bugzilla 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 authenticate to your Bugzilla account using two parameters:

  • URL: The URL of your Bugzilla developer's page (the Home page).
  • ApiKey: API Keys can be generated from the Preferences -> API Keys section of your Bugzilla developer's page.

Establish a Connection

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

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC Bugzilla 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.

$conn = odbc_pconnect("CData ODBC Bugzilla Source","user","password"); ... odbc_close($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 Bugs WHERE Creator = ?");

Execute Queries

Execute prepared statements with odbc_execute.

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC Bugzilla Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_prepare($conn, "SELECT * FROM Bugs WHERE Creator = ?"); $success = odbc_execute($query, array('user@domain.com'));

Execute nonparameterized queries with odbc_exec.

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC Bugzilla Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_exec($conn, "SELECT Id, Summary FROM Bugs WHERE Creator = 'user@domain.com'");

Process Results

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

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC Bugzilla data Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_exec($conn, "SELECT Id, Summary FROM Bugs WHERE Creator = 'user@domain.com'"); 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 Bugzilla data Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_prepare($conn, "SELECT * FROM Bugs WHERE Creator = ?"); $success = odbc_execute($query, array('user@domain.com')); 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 Bugzilla-specific adaptations of the PHP community documentation for all ODBC functions.