Wrapping on PHP OCI functions to simulate a PDO object, since PDO support for OCI is very confuse and slow.
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Wrapping on PHP OCI functions to simulate a PDO object, using just pure PHP and the oci_* functions.

Let's face it. Installing PHP, PDO, Oracle drivers and PDO OCI is not a pleasant task. Is more pleasant to insert bamboo sticks under your fingernails than make all the voodoo needed to accomplish that task. And there are two big problems with that:

  1. If you install pdo_oci with pecl you'll get a version from 2005 (http://pecl.php.net/package/PDO_OCI). Even Christian Bale is now far from the things from 2005, and wow, he had a cool suit and a very nice car. And all came in black.

  2. If you follow the official docs, you'll need to compile PHP and still get an experimental extension (http://www.php.net/manual/ref.pdo-oci.php). Come on. We can't (yeah, we know how to do it!) compile PHP on every server we need and just for an experimental feature?

That's why I made PDOOCI.


First install the Oracle drivers (I like the instant client versions) and the oci8 package (with pecl, this one seems to be updated often).

With Composer

$ composer require taq/pdooci
    "require": {
        "taq/pdooci": "^1.0"
require_once 'vendor/autoload.php';

$pdo = new PDOOCI\PDO("mydatabase", "user", "password");

Without Composer

Why are you not using composer? Download the src folder from the repo and rename it to PDOOCI, then require the PDOOCI/PDO.php file.

require_once "PDOOCI/PDO.php";

$pdo = new PDOOCI\PDO("mydatabase", "user", "password");

Yeah, the rest should work exactly the same as if you were using a PDO object. :-)


There is a test suite (using PHPUnit) on the test directory. If you want to test (you must test your code!), create a table called people with two columns:

  1. name as varchar2(50)
  2. email as varchar2(30)

And some environment variables:

  1. PDOOCI_user with the database user name
  2. PDOOCI_pwd with the database password
  3. PDOOCI_str with the database connection string

And then go to the test dir and run PHPUnit like:

phpunit --colors .