How do you display values returned from call to stored procedure in php using odbc?

Posted on 2010-09-21
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Last Modified: 2013-12-12
Apparently php handles results of a normal select query and a call to a stored procedure differently as I can't seem to get to the data returned.

My code:

$sql='CALL GETSTORES('.$a.')';
$result = odbc_exec($con, $sql);
while (odbc_fetch_row($result))

echo"numstores:".$num_stores."<br />";

//echo odbc_result($result,'ABNAME');     at least this gives the store name

while (odbc_fetch_row($result))
   echo"store:".$storen." store#:".$storenum."<br />";

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The commented out line is as close as I have gotten to "seeing" the data.  odbc_fetch_row apparently does not work as nothing happens when the code runs.

I can loop and increment $num_stores to the correct number of records returned (4). odbc_num_rows returned -1 so I had to loop to count the records returned.

Any suggestions on how I can loop through the returned records?  The stored procedure returns the store name as well as store number.
Question by:Richardetal

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ID: 33726230
My stored procedure resides on our iSeries box V5r4
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Chris Stanyon earned 500 total points
ID: 33727041
In you code - lines 3-6 you are looping through the recordset until there are no more records to loop through. When you come to loop through them again in lines 13-18 there are no more records - you've already looped through them.

You need to reset you internal record counter, by telling odbc_fetch_row to start at record 1.

odbc_fetch_row($result, 1);

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