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Natively Connect to Oracle Sales Cloud Data in PHP

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

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

OracleSalesCloud uses Basic authentication over SSL; after setting the following connection properties, you are ready to connect:

  • Username: Set this to the user name that you use to log into your Oracle Cloud service.
  • Password: Set this to your password.
  • HostURL: Set this to the Web address (URL) of your Oracle Cloud service.

Establish a Connection

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

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC OracleSalesCloud 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.

$conn = odbc_pconnect("CData ODBC OracleSalesCloud Source","user","password"); ... odbc_close($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 Opportunities WHERE CreatedBy = ?");

Execute Queries

Execute prepared statements with odbc_execute.

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC OracleSalesCloud Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_prepare($conn, "SELECT * FROM Opportunities WHERE CreatedBy = ?"); $success = odbc_execute($query, array('Jack'));

Execute nonparameterized queries with odbc_exec.

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC OracleSalesCloud Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_exec($conn, "SELECT OptyId, Name FROM Opportunities");

Process Results

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

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC Oracle Sales Cloud data Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_exec($conn, "SELECT OptyId, Name FROM Opportunities"); while($row = odbc_fetch_array($query)){ echo $row["OptyId"] . "\n"; }

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

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC Oracle Sales Cloud data Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_prepare($conn, "SELECT * FROM Opportunities WHERE CreatedBy = ?"); $success = odbc_execute($query, array('Jack')); 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 Oracle Sales Cloud-specific adaptations of the PHP community documentation for all ODBC functions.