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Natively Connect to Twilio Data in PHP

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

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

Use the AccountSid and AuthToken connection properties to access data from your account. You obtain your live credentials on your Twilio account dashboard. Click Account -> Account Settings to obtain your test credentials.

Establish a Connection

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

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC Twilio 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.

$conn = odbc_pconnect("CData ODBC Twilio Source","user","password"); ... odbc_close($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 Calls WHERE StartTime = ?");

Execute Queries

Execute prepared statements with odbc_execute.

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC Twilio Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_prepare($conn, "SELECT * FROM Calls WHERE StartTime = ?"); $success = odbc_execute($query, array('1/1/2016'));

Execute nonparameterized queries with odbc_exec.

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC Twilio Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_exec($conn, "SELECT To, Duration FROM Calls");

Process Results

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

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC Twilio data Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_exec($conn, "SELECT To, Duration FROM Calls"); while($row = odbc_fetch_array($query)){ echo $row["To"] . "\n"; }

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

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC Twilio data Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_prepare($conn, "SELECT * FROM Calls WHERE StartTime = ?"); $success = odbc_execute($query, array('1/1/2016')); 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 Twilio-specific adaptations of the PHP community documentation for all ODBC functions.