And if you are using ODBC from *nix, you will want to configure it 
--with-iodbc as per the HOWTO at www.iodbc.org.

Best regards,
Andrew Hill
Director of Technology Evangelism
OpenLink Software - http://www.openlinksw.com

On Tuesday, September 24, 2002, at 10:34 AM, Ever Lopez wrote:

> First make sure you have installed the MyODBC Driver
> Then make a odbc DSN to the MySQL database.
>
> Finally try something like this:
>
> odbc_connect($DSN_Name,$UserName, $Password) or die("Could not connect 
>  to
> the datasource");
>
> Hope this helps...
>
>
> "Chris Payne" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> escribi█ en el mensaje
> 000801c263d1$2cf7fec0$f7fea8c0@chris">news:000801c263d1$2cf7fec0$f7fea8c0@chris...
> Hi there everyone,
>
> I have always used MySQL with PHP without any problems using the 
> standard
> MySQL connection functionality.  Is it possible to connect to a MySQL 
> DB via
> ODBC?   If so, what would the PHP Connection string be?  I am curious 
> as my
> email server allows you to use external databases for users accounts 
> and I
> figure this way I could write a PHP script to control users email 
> accounts.
>
> Thanks everyone, sorry if this sounds like a stupid question, not used 
> ODBC
> before so even though I know quite abit about PHP/MySQL, I know diddly 
> about
> ODBC :-)
>
> Chris Payne
>
>
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