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IBM Functions (PDO_IBM)

LIX. IBM Functions (PDO_IBM)


PDO_IBM is a driver that implements the PHP Data Objects (PDO) interface to enable access from PHP to IBM databases.


To build the PDO_IBM extension, the DB2 Client v9.1 or later must be installed on the same system as PHP. The DB2 Client can be downloaded from the IBM Application Development Site.

Note: The DB2 Client v9.1 or later supports direct access to DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows v8 and v9.1 servers.

The DB2 Client v9.1 also supports access to DB2 UDB for i5 and DB2 UDB for z/OS servers using the separately purchased DB2 Connect product.

PDO_IBM is a PECL extension, so follow the instructions in Chapter 7 to install the PDO_IBM extension. Issue the configure command to point to the location of your DB2 Client header files and libraries as follows:

bash$ ./configure --with-pdo-ibm=/path/to/sqllib[,shared]
The configure command defaults to the value of the DB2DIR environment variable.

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PDO_IBM DSN -- Connecting to IBM databases