Connect PHP to DB2 and Cloudscape via PDO

Develop high performance PHP database applications

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Wez Furlong

Date archived: March 24, 2017 | First published: March 10, 2005

PHP 5.1 is set to ship with a brand-new database connectivity layer known as PHP Data Objects (PDO). While PHP has always had very good database connectivity, PDO takes PHP to the next level. Learn how to obtain, install and use PDO to connect to IBM® DB2® Universal Database™ and IBM Cloudscape™ databases, insert and retrieve data, and explore more advanced features, such as prepared statements, bound parameters, scrollable cursors, positioned updates and LOBs. Also, get a brief introduction on handling multibyte data.

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