PHP ODBC_Exec not working

Hi,
For some odd reason odbc_exec returns false for me.
The odbc connection is stablished in my windows server using "microsoft access driver"

Please check the attached code snippet

Thanks,
Ross

$db_con=odbc_connect('mbdmdb','','');
 
if (!$db_con)
  {exit("Connection Failed: ");}
// when i echo the value of $db_con I get a resource id #1 which i believe it means the connection is  
// established
 
	$SQL_FROM = 'tblRequestor';
	$SQL_WHERE = 'FNAME';
 
?>
<?php
	$searchq		=	strip_tags($_GET['q']);
	$getRecord_sql	=	'SELECT * FROM '.$SQL_FROM.' WHERE '.$SQL_WHERE.' like "*'.$searchq.'*"';
	
// $getRecord_sql = SELECT * FROM tblRequestor WHERE FNAME like "*an*". I tried this directly in 
// my access and it returned results 
 
$mgetRecord=odbc_exec($db_con ,.$getRecord_sql);
 
	if ($mgetRecord){
		echo "true";
	}else {
		echo "false";
	}	
// I wonder why I get false here !!!!!!!!

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hieloCommented:
>>$mgetRecord=odbc_exec($db_con ,.$getRecord_sql);

get rid of the dot infront of $getRecord:
$mgetRecord=odbc_exec($db_con ,$getRecord_sql);
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hieloCommented:
If the problem persists, try changin the * to % in the LIKE clause.
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ucsdmbdmAuthor Commented:
Hi,
Thanks for the reply,
I actually left the dot by mistake in one of my trials. I tried adding double quote to the end and beginning and that didn't work. I also tried using the % instead of * and had no luck. I think this doesn't have to do with the query cause I tried simpler queries and that returned nothing !!!!


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hieloCommented:
what about:
	if (!$mgetRecord->EOF){
		echo "true";
	}else {
		echo "false";
	}	

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ucsdmbdmAuthor Commented:
Hi,
That actually gives me a true,
Can you explain how ->Enf of Line is different from what I was using

Thanks,
Faraz

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hieloCommented:
I don't know what resource id you are getting for $mgetRecord but the EOF property is set to true when there are NO more records. Since you are negating the whole expression, it executes the if part.
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ucsdmbdmAuthor Commented:
Hi,
When I print out the $db_con, I get Resource id #1
However, when I try odbc_num_rows($mgetRecord), I get nothing !

Thanks for the follow up
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hieloCommented:
I don't know why that might be. Perhaps this will help:
http://us2.php.net/manual/en/function.odbc-exec.php#53126
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hieloCommented:
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ucsdmbdmAuthor Commented:
Thank You,
I am trying them right now.
There are two types of access db plugins in odbc. I might be using the wrong one.
I'll let you know in 15 mins.

Thanks again,

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ucsdmbdmAuthor Commented:
The problem turned out to be way trickier than what I thought.
It had to do with my database itself. It was not compatible with the ODBC version I was using.

Thanks
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