In 2005 I am somewhat surprised at the steady level of emails and commentary expressing confusion about the use of PHP and ODBC.

Here are a few links that resolve any confusion about this matter:

  1. OpenLink's PHP and iODBC HOWTO doc:
  2. PHP Everywhere's guide:
  3. Zili Zhang's piece from 1999 (time flies!):
  4. Zend's ODBC Tutorial: 

Or simple google on PHP and ODBC or PHP and iODBC ...