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PHP ODBC - How To Create a New Table?

If you want to create a table in the database connected through a ODBC DSN, you can run the CREATE TABLE SQL statement using the odbc_exec() function, as shown in the following sample script:

  $con = odbc_connect('FYI_SQL_SERVER','sa','FYIcenter');

  # creating a new table
  $sql = "CREATE TABLE fyi_links ("
      . " id INT NOT NULL" 
      . ", url VARCHAR(80) NOT NULL"
      . ", notes VARCHAR(1024)"
      . ", counts INT"
      . ", time DATETIME"
      . ")";
  $res = odbc_exec($con, $sql);
  if (!$res) {
    print("Table creation failed with error:\n");
    print(odbc_error($con).": ".odbc_errormsg($con)."\n");
  } else {
    print("Table fyi_links created.\n");


If you run this script for the first time and there is no existing table called fyi_links in the database, you will get:

Table fyi_links created.

If you run it again, you will get:

Table creation failed with error:
S0001: [Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server]
There is already an object named 'fyi_links' in the 

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  1. PHP ODBC - How To Create a New Table?
  2. PHP ODBC - How To Insert Data into an Existing Table?
  3. PHP ODBC - How To Insert Multiple Rows with a subquery?
  4. PHP ODBC - How To Get the Number of Affected Rows?
  5. PHP ODBC - What Is a Result Set Object Returned by odbc_exec()?
  6. PHP ODBC - How To Loop through Returning Rows?
  7. PHP ODBC - How To Update Existing Rows in a Table?
  8. PHP ODBC - How To Delete Existing Rows in a Table?
  9. PHP ODBC - How To Include Text Values in SQL Statements?
  10. PHP ODBC - How To Include Date and Time Values in SQL Statements?
  11. PHP ODBC - How To Display a Past Time in Days, Hours and Minutes?
  12. PHP ODBC - How To Perform Key Word Search in Tables?
  13. PHP ODBC - How To Query Multiple Tables Jointly?
  14. PHP ODBC - How To Create an Identity Column?

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