Natively Connect to HarperDB Data in PHP

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HarperDB ODBC Driver

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

Access HarperDB data like you would a relational database - read, write, and update HarperDB through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



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

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

Set the Server, User, and Password connection properties to connect to HarperDB. Set UseSSL to secure connections with TLS/SSL.

Establish a Connection

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

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC HarperDB 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.

$conn = odbc_pconnect("CData ODBC HarperDB Source","user","password"); ... odbc_close($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 Customers WHERE Country = ?");

Execute Queries

Execute prepared statements with odbc_execute.

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC HarperDB Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_prepare($conn, "SELECT * FROM Customers WHERE Country = ?"); $success = odbc_execute($query, array('US'));

Execute nonparameterized queries with odbc_exec.

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC HarperDB Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_exec($conn, "SELECT City, CompanyName FROM Customers WHERE Country = 'US'");

Process Results

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

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC HarperDB data Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_exec($conn, "SELECT City, CompanyName FROM Customers WHERE Country = 'US'"); while($row = odbc_fetch_array($query)){ echo $row["City"] . "\n"; }

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

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