Natively Connect to Sage Cloud Accounting Data in PHP

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Sage Cloud Accounting ODBC Driver

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

Access Sage Cloud Accounting data like you would a database - read, write, and update Sage Cloud Accounting BankAccounts, Contacts, Journals, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



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

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

You can connect to Sage Business Cloud Accounting using the embedded OAuth connectivity. When you connect, the OAuth endpoint opens in your browser. Log in and grant permissions to complete the OAuth process. See the OAuth section in the online Help documentation for more information on other OAuth authentication flows.

Establish a Connection

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

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC SageBCAccounting 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.

$conn = odbc_pconnect("CData ODBC SageBCAccounting Source","user","password"); ... odbc_close($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 SalesInvoices WHERE sent = ?");

Execute Queries

Execute prepared statements with odbc_execute.

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC SageBCAccounting Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_prepare($conn, "SELECT * FROM SalesInvoices WHERE sent = ?"); $success = odbc_execute($query, array('TRUE'));

Execute nonparameterized queries with odbc_exec.

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC SageBCAccounting Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_exec($conn, "SELECT contact_name, total_amount FROM SalesInvoices WHERE sent = 'TRUE'");

Process Results

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

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC Sage Cloud Accounting data Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_exec($conn, "SELECT contact_name, total_amount FROM SalesInvoices WHERE sent = 'TRUE'"); while($row = odbc_fetch_array($query)){ echo $row["contact_name"] . "\n"; }

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

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC Sage Cloud Accounting data Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_prepare($conn, "SELECT * FROM SalesInvoices WHERE sent = ?"); $success = odbc_execute($query, array('TRUE')); 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 Cloud Accounting-specific adaptations of the PHP community documentation for all ODBC functions.