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Pinterest ODBC Driver

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

Access Pinterest data like you would a database - read, write, and update Pinterest Boards, Followers, Pins, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



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

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

Pinterest authentication is based on the standard OAuth flow. To authenticate, you must initially create an app via the Pinterest developer platform where you can obtain an OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL.

Set InitiateOAuth to GETANDREFRESH and set OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL based on the property values for the app you created.

See the Help documentation for other OAuth authentication flows.

Establish a Connection

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

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC Pinterest 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.

$conn = odbc_pconnect("CData ODBC Pinterest Source","user","password"); ... odbc_close($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 Users WHERE FirstName = ?");

Execute Queries

Execute prepared statements with odbc_execute.

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC Pinterest Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_prepare($conn, "SELECT * FROM Users WHERE FirstName = ?"); $success = odbc_execute($query, array('Jane'));

Execute nonparameterized queries with odbc_exec.

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC Pinterest Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_exec($conn, "SELECT Id, Username FROM Users WHERE FirstName = 'Jane'");

Process Results

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

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