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Natively Connect to Microsoft Teams Data in PHP

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

Drop the CData ODBC Driver for Microsoft Teams into your LAMP or WAMP stack to build Microsoft Teams-connected Web applications. This article shows how to use PHP's ODBC built-in functions to connect to Microsoft Teams 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 MS Teams using the embedded OAuth connectivity. When you connect, the MS Teams OAuth endpoint opens in your browser. Log in and grant permissions to complete the OAuth process. See the OAuth section in the online Help documentation for more information on other OAuth authentication flows.

Establish a Connection

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

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC MSTeams 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.

$conn = odbc_pconnect("CData ODBC MSTeams Source","user","password"); ... odbc_close($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 Teams WHERE Id = ?");

Execute Queries

Execute prepared statements with odbc_execute.

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC MSTeams Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_prepare($conn, "SELECT * FROM Teams WHERE Id = ?"); $success = odbc_execute($query, array('Jq74mCczmFXk1tC10GB'));

Execute nonparameterized queries with odbc_exec.

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC MSTeams Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_exec($conn, "SELECT subject, location_displayName FROM Teams WHERE Id = 'Jq74mCczmFXk1tC10GB'");

Process Results

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

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC Microsoft Teams data Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_exec($conn, "SELECT subject, location_displayName FROM Teams WHERE Id = 'Jq74mCczmFXk1tC10GB'"); while($row = odbc_fetch_array($query)){ echo $row["subject"] . "\n"; }

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

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC Microsoft Teams data Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_prepare($conn, "SELECT * FROM Teams WHERE Id = ?"); $success = odbc_execute($query, array('Jq74mCczmFXk1tC10GB')); 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 Microsoft Teams-specific adaptations of the PHP community documentation for all ODBC functions.