Natively Connect to SAP Business One DI Data in PHP

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SAP Business One DI ODBC Driver

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

Access SAP Business One DI data like you would a database - read, write, and update SAP Business One DI Accounts, Activities, Orders, Customers, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



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

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

To connect to SAP Business One DI data, specify the following connection properties:

  • DBServerType: The type of server being connected to.
  • Server: The name or IP address of the Business One DI server to connect to.
  • CompanyDB: The company to connect to.
  • User: The username used when connecting to the LicenseServer.
  • Password: The password used when connecting to the LicenseServer.
  • LicenseServer (optional): Set this if your License Server is different from the Server.
  • UseTrusted (optional): Set to TRUE to connect using Windows credentials.

Establish a Connection

Open the connection to SAP Business One DI by calling the odbc_connect or odbc_pconnect methods. To close connections, use odbc_close or odbc_close_all.

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC SAPBusinessOneDI 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.

$conn = odbc_pconnect("CData ODBC SAPBusinessOneDI Source","user","password"); ... odbc_close($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 OACT WHERE AcctName = ?");

Execute Queries

Execute prepared statements with odbc_execute.

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC SAPBusinessOneDI Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_prepare($conn, "SELECT * FROM OACT WHERE AcctName = ?"); $success = odbc_execute($query, array('account_name'));

Execute nonparameterized queries with odbc_exec.

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC SAPBusinessOneDI Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_exec($conn, "SELECT AcctCode, AcctName FROM OACT WHERE AcctName = 'account_name'");

Process Results

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

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC SAP Business One DI data Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_exec($conn, "SELECT AcctCode, AcctName FROM OACT WHERE AcctName = 'account_name'"); while($row = odbc_fetch_array($query)){ echo $row["AcctCode"] . "\n"; }

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

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC SAP Business One DI data Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_prepare($conn, "SELECT * FROM OACT WHERE AcctName = ?"); $success = odbc_execute($query, array('account_name')); 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 SAP Business One DI-specific adaptations of the PHP community documentation for all ODBC functions.