Natively Connect to Salesforce Einstein Data in PHP

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Einstein ODBC Driver

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

Access Salesforce Einstein platform and prediction services data like you would a database, through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



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

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

Salesforce Einstein Analytics uses the OAuth 2 authentication standard. You will need to obtain the OAuthClientId and OAuthClientSecret by registering an app with Salesforce Einstein Analytics.

See the Getting Started section of the CData data provider documentation for an authentication guide.

Establish a Connection

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

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC SFEinsteinAnalytics 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.

$conn = odbc_pconnect("CData ODBC SFEinsteinAnalytics Source","user","password"); ... odbc_close($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 Dataset_Opportunity WHERE StageName = ?");

Execute Queries

Execute prepared statements with odbc_execute.

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC SFEinsteinAnalytics Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_prepare($conn, "SELECT * FROM Dataset_Opportunity WHERE StageName = ?"); $success = odbc_execute($query, array('Closed Won'));

Execute nonparameterized queries with odbc_exec.

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC SFEinsteinAnalytics Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_exec($conn, "SELECT Name, CloseDate FROM Dataset_Opportunity");

Process Results

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

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC Salesforce Einstein data Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_exec($conn, "SELECT Name, CloseDate FROM Dataset_Opportunity"); while($row = odbc_fetch_array($query)){ echo $row["Name"] . "\n"; }

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

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC Salesforce Einstein data Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_prepare($conn, "SELECT * FROM Dataset_Opportunity WHERE StageName = ?"); $success = odbc_execute($query, array('Closed Won')); 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 Salesforce Einstein-specific adaptations of the PHP community documentation for all ODBC functions.