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ODBC in PHP to connect to ServiceNow

ODBC in PHP to connect to ServiceNow

ODBC in PHP to connect to ServiceNow

I have access to ServiceNow via ODBC. Driver is installed since ages, I've been running queries and getting results since ages.

I have PHP installed on my server and I want to use it to connect via odbc to ServiceNow.

I've tried many things, including php scripts like the one below:

CODE --> php

#DSN "mydb" with a user and password 
$connect = odbc_connect("ServiceNow", "myusername", "mypassword");

# query the users table for name and surname
$query = "SELECT * FROM incident";

# perform the query
$result = odbc_exec($connect, $query);

# fetch the data from the database
        $name = odbc_result($result, 2);

# close the connection

I'm getting the following warnings:

CODE -->

Warning: odbc_connect(): in C:\xampp\htdocs\odbc.php on line 3

Warning: odbc_exec() expects parameter 1 to be resource, boolean given in C:\xampp\htdocs\odbc.php on line 9

Warning: odbc_fetch_row() expects parameter 1 to be resource, null given in C:\xampp\htdocs\odbc.php on line 12

Warning: odbc_close() expects parameter 1 to be resource, boolean given in C:\xampp\htdocs\odbc.php on line 18 

I'm using DataDirect OpenAccess SDK Local ODBC Driver and below are my current ODBC settings for ServiceNow:

CODE -->

Data Source Name: ServiceNow
Description: ServiceNow
Service Name: ServiceNow_ODBC
Service Data Source: ServiceNow
Custom Properties: url=https://servicenowserver.service-now.com 

Any help and any clue on how to solve this is very much appreciated.

RE: ODBC in PHP to connect to ServiceNow

Since odbc_connect returns false on error, and you do not test the returned value, it is not surprising that subsequent statements are not happy with false as a resource. So, my guess is that your connection is failing.

Tom Morrison
Hill Country Software

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