How to connect to sql server with php?

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by darion , in category: PHP General , 2 months ago

How to connect to sql server with php?

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by jasen_gottlieb , 2 months ago

@darion 

To connect to a SQL Server database with PHP, you can use the following steps:

  1. Install PHP SQL Server extension: You will need to install the SQL Server extension for PHP. You can do this by downloading the sqlsrv or pdo_sqlsrv extension from the Microsoft website and enabling it in your PHP configuration.
  2. Set up the connection: Use the following code to set up a connection to your SQL Server database:
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$serverName = "your_server_name";
$connectionOptions = array(
    "Database" => "your_database_name",
    "Uid" => "your_username",
    "PWD" => "your_password"
);
$conn = sqlsrv_connect($serverName, $connectionOptions);

if (!$conn) {
    die(print_r(sqlsrv_errors(), true));
} else {
    echo "Connected to SQL Server successfully";
}


Replace "your_server_name", "your_database_name", "your_username", and "your_password" with your own server details.

  1. Perform SQL queries: You can now execute SQL queries on your SQL Server database using the connection object. For example:
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$sql = "SELECT * FROM your_table";
$query = sqlsrv_query($conn, $sql);

while ($row = sqlsrv_fetch_array($query, SQLSRV_FETCH_ASSOC)) {
    echo $row['column_name'] . "<br>";
}

sqlsrv_free_stmt($query);


Remember to replace "your_table" and "column_name" with your own table and column names.

  1. Close the connection: Don't forget to close the connection once you are done with your SQL operations:
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sqlsrv_close($conn);


By following these steps, you can easily connect to a SQL Server database with PHP and perform various SQL operations.