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Natively Connect to PowerShell Scripts in PHP

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

Drop the CData ODBC Driver for PowerShell into your LAMP or WAMP stack to build PowerShell-connected Web applications. This article shows how to use PHP's ODBC built-in functions to connect to PowerShell scripts, 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 ScriptLocation, under the Data section, must be set to a valid script location.

Establish a Connection

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

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC PowerShell 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.

$conn = odbc_pconnect("CData ODBC PowerShell Source","user","password"); ... odbc_close($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 Process WHERE ProcessName = ?");

Execute Queries

Execute prepared statements with odbc_execute.

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC PowerShell Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_prepare($conn, "SELECT * FROM Process WHERE ProcessName = ?"); $success = odbc_execute($query, array('RemoteConnectorService'));

Execute nonparameterized queries with odbc_exec.

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC PowerShell Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_exec($conn, "SELECT ProcessName, CPU FROM Process");

Process Results

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

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC PowerShell scripts Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_exec($conn, "SELECT ProcessName, CPU FROM Process"); while($row = odbc_fetch_array($query)){ echo $row["ProcessName"] . "\n"; }

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

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC PowerShell scripts Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_prepare($conn, "SELECT * FROM Process WHERE ProcessName = ?"); $success = odbc_execute($query, array('RemoteConnectorService')); 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 PowerShell-specific adaptations of the PHP community documentation for all ODBC functions.