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Natively Connect to Odoo Data in PHP

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

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

To connect, set the Url to a valid Odoo site, User and Password to the connection details of the user you are connecting with, and Database to the Odoo database.

Establish a Connection

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

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC Odoo 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.

$conn = odbc_pconnect("CData ODBC Odoo Source","user","password"); ... odbc_close($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 res_users WHERE id = ?");

Execute Queries

Execute prepared statements with odbc_execute.

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC Odoo Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_prepare($conn, "SELECT * FROM res_users WHERE id = ?"); $success = odbc_execute($query, array('1'));

Execute nonparameterized queries with odbc_exec.

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC Odoo Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_exec($conn, "SELECT name, email FROM res_users");

Process Results

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

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC Odoo data Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_exec($conn, "SELECT name, email FROM res_users"); 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 Odoo data Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_prepare($conn, "SELECT * FROM res_users WHERE id = ?"); $success = odbc_execute($query, array('1')); 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 Odoo-specific adaptations of the PHP community documentation for all ODBC functions.