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Natively Connect to MYOB AccountRight Data in PHP

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

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

These properties are required when connecting to a company file (both for Cloud and On-Premise instances).

  • CompanyFileId: You can find this by starting MYOB, opening your data file, and selecting Help -> About MYOB
  • User: The username associated with your company file.
  • Password: The password associated with your company file.

Connecting to a Cloud Instance

To connect to a cloud instance of MYOB, you can use the embedded OAuth credentials or create an OAuth app with MYOB. This process is detailed in the Help documentation.

Connecting to an On-Premise instance:

When connecting to an on-premise instance, you will need to set the following connection property in addition to those above:

  • InitiateOauth: Set this to OFF.
  • Url: The Url of your MYOB instance.

Establish a Connection

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

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC MYOB 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.

$conn = odbc_pconnect("CData ODBC MYOB Source","user","password"); ... odbc_close($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 Accounts WHERE Type = ?");

Execute Queries

Execute prepared statements with odbc_execute.

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC MYOB Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_prepare($conn, "SELECT * FROM Accounts WHERE Type = ?"); $success = odbc_execute($query, array('Bank'));

Execute nonparameterized queries with odbc_exec.

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC MYOB Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_exec($conn, "SELECT Id, Name FROM Accounts WHERE Type = 'Bank'");

Process Results

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

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC MYOB AccountRight data Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_exec($conn, "SELECT Id, Name FROM Accounts WHERE Type = 'Bank'"); 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 MYOB AccountRight data Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_prepare($conn, "SELECT * FROM Accounts WHERE Type = ?"); $success = odbc_execute($query, array('Bank')); 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 MYOB AccountRight-specific adaptations of the PHP community documentation for all ODBC functions.