Andrew is correct about iodbc.  As soon as they write an allbase connector I
will be all over it.

Here is a function I use to facilitate working with odbc

function odbc_fetch_into_array($rs) {
   $result = array();
   if (!odbc_fetch_row($rs)) return false;
   $numfields = odbc_num_fields($rs);
   for($lpLoop=1; $lpLoop<=$numfields; $lpLoop++) {
     $fieldname = odbc_field_name($rs,$lpLoop);
     $fieldval  = odbc_result($rs,$lpLoop);
     $result[$fieldname] = $fieldval;
   return $result;

It simulates mysql_fetch_array.  Usage is similar to mysql.
        while( odbc_fetch_into_array($eddie))
                                $myvar1= odbc_result( $eddit, "fieldname1"
                                $myvar5= odbc_result( $eddit, "fieldname5"
                <code for this line of table>

As for how to move the data somewhere else?  To another odbc? to mysql?
where?  And do you want to manipulate the data before moving it?


-----Original Message-----
Sent: Friday, December 20, 2002 8:17 AM
Subject: RE: [PHP-DB] extracting data


I am lost now, I am just trying to read the documentation on is
what I have so far. This seems to work...or at least not give any errors.
How do I know get to the result set in the select statement to move this
data somewhere else? I just want to get the entire result set so I can load
it into another db.


$connect=odbc_connect('mytest','sa', '');
$stmt=odbc_prepare($connect, "select * from tablename");
$eddie=odbc_execute($stmt, &$parms);

//$rc = odbc_fetch_into($eddie, $my_array);

-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Hill [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: Thursday, December 19, 2002 9:55 PM
To: SELPH,JASON (HP-Richardson,ex1)
Subject: RE: [PHP-DB] extracting data

You can actually do this from any machine, although you will need an ODBC
driver on the Linux/Mac OS X/Unix side.
Another alternative is to dump the .mdb to mysql format and move it over.

But ODBC is the way to go.  Beginning PHP Databases from Wrox cover this a
lot, but you can get started with just a DSN and a basic odbc_connect.
Create it as a System DSN - it will cause less problems.

If you are on a *nix or Mac OS X, then you will want to tell the PHP script
where the files are that contain the DSN (odbc.ini) and the ODBC Driver
Manager (  There are basic examples and explanations in the
HOWTO at   It's *nix geared, but just remove the putenv()'s
at the beninning of the examples and they will work fine.

Best regards,
Andrew Hill
Director of Technology Evangelism
OpenLink Software
Virtuoso Universal Server

At 02:27 PM 12/19/2002, SELPH,JASON (HP-Richardson,ex1) wrote:
>If you are on a windows machine, you can create a DSN to the access file
>use odbc from php to connect to it.
>-----Original Message-----
>Sent: Thursday, December 19, 2002 12:59 PM
>Subject: [PHP-DB] extracting data
>I posted this to the php general list also so forgive me if you are seeing
>this twice.  Can I use php to extract data from an access db?  The php
>script and access db will be local.  I will then upload the file to my
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