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Calling AS400 Stored Procedure from PHP with ODBC

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I have a stored procedure GETSTORES(#####) which requires a five digit account number and returns all stores for that account.  I need to call that stored procedure from php using an ODBC connection.  I can connect to the 400 and query directly but want to use the stored procedure to cut down on traffic.

I can't seem to find anything that works.
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by:tliotta
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I can't seem to find anything that works.

What goes wrong? Is there an error message?

What platform is PHP running on? What i5/OS version is running?

Can you show us a sample of your PHP coding?

Tom
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by:Richardetal
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iSeries is V5R4
PHP 5.3.1

I'm really at the point of trying to figure out how to construct the command in php.  I've found examples like:
$result=runStoredProc("exec GETSTORES(1550)");  

where GETSTORES(#) is the name of my stored procedure.  

runStoredProc is not recognized.

I'm just not sure how to do it...
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Richardetal earned 0 total points
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Got it working a while ago and thought I'd give an update to help others with the same issue.

The partial code snippet shows the basic connection and how to read the returned data.

I had to use the odbc_result function to read to returned data.




$sql='CALL GETSTORES('.$a.')';
$result = odbc_exec($con, $sql);
echo"<select name=\"sel_store\" id=\"sel_store\" onchange=\"javascript:unhide_style()\">";
      echo"<option  value=\" - Select - \"> - Select - </option>";
      while (odbc_fetch_row($result))
      {
         $sel_string = trim(odbc_result($result,"ABNAME")).", ".trim(odbc_result($result,"ABADDR1")).", ".trim(odbc_result($result,"ABCITY")).", ".trim(odbc_result($result,"ABSTATE"));
         echo"<option value=\"".trim(odbc_result($result,"STORE"))."\">".$sel_string."</option>";
      }
      echo "</select></font></form>";

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