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Natively Connect to Highrise Data in PHP

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

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

Highrise uses the OAuth authentication standard. To authenticate to Highrise, you will need to obtain the OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL by registering an app with Highrise. You will also need to set the AccountId to connect to data.

See the "Getting Started" section in the help documentation for a guide to using OAuth.

Establish a Connection

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

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC Highrise 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.

$conn = odbc_pconnect("CData ODBC Highrise Source","user","password"); ... odbc_close($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 Deals WHERE GroupId = ?");

Execute Queries

Execute prepared statements with odbc_execute.

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC Highrise Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_prepare($conn, "SELECT * FROM Deals WHERE GroupId = ?"); $success = odbc_execute($query, array('MyGroupId'));

Execute nonparameterized queries with odbc_exec.

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC Highrise Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_exec($conn, "SELECT Name, Price FROM Deals");

Process Results

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

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC Highrise data Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_exec($conn, "SELECT Name, Price FROM Deals"); 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 Highrise data Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_prepare($conn, "SELECT * FROM Deals WHERE GroupId = ?"); $success = odbc_execute($query, array('MyGroupId')); 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 Highrise-specific adaptations of the PHP community documentation for all ODBC functions.