Develop IBM Cloudscape and DB2 Universal Database applications with PHP

Using the Unified ODBC extension for PHP with Apache 2

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Dan Scott

Date archived: January 13, 2017 | First published: February 24, 2005

Learn how to configure IBM® Cloudscape™ 10.0 and IBM DB2® Universal Database™ (DB2 UDB) Version 8.2 servers for access from PHP 4.x and PHP 5.x. Write database applications using the Unified ODBC extension. Overcome common performance issues due to scrollable cursors and avoid functional limitations in stored procedures. The Unified ODBC extension for PHP offers a common interface for developing PHP applications that connect to databases through an Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) driver. The DB2 client includes an ODBC driver that enables you to access data in Apache Derby, Cloudscape, DB2 UDB for Linux™, UNIX®, and Windows®, and DB2 UDB for iSeries™ and zSeries® servers. Even better, you can compile the Unified ODBC extension directly against the DB2 Call Level Interface (DB2 CLI) so that PHP applications can avoid the overhead of an ODBC Driver Manager and talk directly to your target database server

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