Natively Connect to NetSuite Data in PHP

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NetSuite ODBC Driver

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

Access NetSuite like you would a database - read, write, and update Leads, Contacts, Opportunities, Accounts, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



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

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

The User and Password properties, under the Authentication section, must be set to valid NetSuite user credentials. In addition, the AccountId must be set to the ID of a company account that can be used by the specified User. The RoleId can be optionally specified to log in the user with limited permissions.

See the "Getting Started" chapter of the help documentation for more information on connecting to NetSuite.

Establish a Connection

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

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC NetSuite 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.

$conn = odbc_pconnect("CData ODBC NetSuite Source","user","password"); ... odbc_close($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 SalesOrder WHERE Class_Name = ?");

Execute Queries

Execute prepared statements with odbc_execute.

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC NetSuite Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_prepare($conn, "SELECT * FROM SalesOrder WHERE Class_Name = ?"); $success = odbc_execute($query, array('Furniture : Office'));

Execute nonparameterized queries with odbc_exec.

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC NetSuite Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_exec($conn, "SELECT Customer.FirstName AS CustomerName, SalesOrder.Total AS SalesOrderTotal FROM SalesOrder, Customer");

Process Results

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

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC NetSuite data Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_exec($conn, "SELECT Customer.FirstName AS CustomerName, SalesOrder.Total AS SalesOrderTotal FROM SalesOrder, Customer"); while($row = odbc_fetch_array($query)){ echo $row["CustomerName"] . "\n"; }

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

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC NetSuite data Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_prepare($conn, "SELECT * FROM SalesOrder WHERE Class_Name = ?"); $success = odbc_execute($query, array('Furniture : Office')); 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 NetSuite-specific adaptations of the PHP community documentation for all ODBC functions.