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PDOCI

⚠️ WARNING This software is abandonware. As the creator and maintainer, I don't even use PHP or Oracle for years, so, I can't support it anymore. It should work ok for PHP untill version 7, but seems that with 8.1 there are some alerts. Feel free to fork it and keep it going.

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.

Installation

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"
    }
}
<?php
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. :-)

Testing

There is a test suite (using PHPUnit with a version bigger than 6.x) 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

Don't forget to run composer install!

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

phpunit --colors .

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Wrapping on PHP OCI functions to simulate a PDO object, since PDO support for OCI is very confuse and slow.

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