Natively Connect to Wave Financial Data in PHP

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Wave Financial ODBC Driver

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

Access Wave Financial data like you would a database - read, write, and update Wave Financial Accounts, Customers, Products, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



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

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

Connect using the API Token

You can connect to Wave Financial by specifying the APIToken You can obtain an API Token using the following steps:

  1. Log in to your Wave account and navigate to "Manage Applications" in the left pane.
  2. Select the application that you would like to create a token for. You may need to create an application first.
  3. Click the "Create token" button to generate an APIToken.

Connect using OAuth

If you wish, you can connect using the embedded OAuth credentials. See the Help documentation for more information.

Establish a Connection

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

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC WaveFinancial 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.

$conn = odbc_pconnect("CData ODBC WaveFinancial Source","user","password"); ... odbc_close($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 Invoices WHERE Status = ?");

Execute Queries

Execute prepared statements with odbc_execute.

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC WaveFinancial Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_prepare($conn, "SELECT * FROM Invoices WHERE Status = ?"); $success = odbc_execute($query, array('SENT'));

Execute nonparameterized queries with odbc_exec.

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC WaveFinancial Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_exec($conn, "SELECT Id, DueDate FROM Invoices WHERE Status = 'SENT'");

Process Results

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

$conn = odbc_connect("CData ODBC Wave Financial data Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_exec($conn, "SELECT Id, DueDate FROM Invoices WHERE Status = 'SENT'"); 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 Wave Financial data Source","user","password"); $query = odbc_prepare($conn, "SELECT * FROM Invoices WHERE Status = ?"); $success = odbc_execute($query, array('SENT')); 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 Wave Financial-specific adaptations of the PHP community documentation for all ODBC functions.