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Natively Connect to Sage 200 Data in PHP

The CData ODBC driver for Sage 200 enables you to create PHP applications with connectivity to Sage 200 data. Leverage the native support for ODBC in PHP.

Drop the CData ODBC Driver for Sage 200 into your LAMP or WAMP stack to build Sage 200-connected Web applications. This article shows how to use PHP's ODBC built-in functions to connect to Sage 200 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.

  • Schema: Determines which Sage 200 edition you are connecting to. Specify either StandardUK or ProfessionalUK.
  • Subscription Key: Provides access to the APIs that are used to establish a connection. You will first need to log into the Sage 200 API website and subscribe to the API edition that matches your account. You can do so here: https://developer.columbus.sage.com/docs/services/api/uk. Afterwards, the subscription key may be found in your profile after logging into Sage 200.

Establish a Connection

Open the connection to Sage 200 by calling the odbc_connect or odbc_pconnect methods. To close connections, use odbc_close or odbc_close_all.

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC Sage200 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.

$conn = odbc_pconnect("CData ODBC Sage200 Source","user","password"); ... odbc_close($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 Banks WHERE Code = ?");

Execute Queries

Execute prepared statements with odbc_execute.

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC Sage200 Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_prepare($conn, "SELECT * FROM Banks WHERE Code = ?"); $success = odbc_execute($query, array('12345'));

Execute nonparameterized queries with odbc_exec.

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC Sage200 Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_exec($conn, "SELECT Id, Code FROM Banks WHERE Code = '12345'");

Process Results

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

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC Sage 200 data Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_exec($conn, "SELECT Id, Code FROM Banks WHERE Code = '12345'"); 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 Sage 200 data Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_prepare($conn, "SELECT * FROM Banks WHERE Code = ?"); $success = odbc_execute($query, array('12345')); 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 Sage 200-specific adaptations of the PHP community documentation for all ODBC functions.