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SQL Server FAQ - Receiving Returning Result from a Query

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How To Receive Returning Result from a Query?

When you execute a SQL SELECT statement with the odbc_exec() function, you can capture the returning result with a result set object with the following syntax:

$result_set = odbc_exec($sql_statement);
#- The returning value could be a Boolean value FALSE, 
#- if the execution failed. 

Data rows and field values in the result set object can be retrieved using other ODBC functions as shown in the tutorial PHP script below:

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

  $sql = 'SELECT GETDATE()';
  $res = odbc_exec($con, $sql);
  $date = odbc_result($res,1);
  print("Database current time: ". $date ."\n");


If you run this script, you will get something like this:

Database current time: 2007-06-02 22:07:05.110

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  1. What Are the Requirements to Use ODBC Connections in PHP Scripts?
  2. What Are Commonly Used ODBC Functions in PHP?
  3. How To Test ODBC DSN Connection Settings?
  4. How To Connect to a SQL Server using odbc_connect()?
  5. How To List All DSN Entries on Your Local Machine using odbc_data_source()?
  6. How To Execute a SQL Statement using odbc_exec()?
  7. How To Retrieve Error Messages using odbc_errormsg()?
  8. How To Turn Off Warning Messages during PHP Execution?
  9. How To Receive Returning Result from a Query?
  10. How To Loop through Result Set Objects using odbc_fetch_row()?
  11. How To Retrieve Field Values using odbc_result()?
  12. How To List All Tables in the Database using odbc_tables()?
  13. How To List All Columns in a Table using odbc_columns()?
  14. How To Create Prepared Statements using odbc_prepare()?

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