Microsoft Drivers 3.0 for PHP for SQL Server Released to Web! now include: “support for SQL Server 2012 features, and Buffered Queries,” Microsoft informs.
The 2012 features include support for AlwaysOn Connectivity, encompassing support for Multi-Subnet Failover, connectivity to AlwaysOn Availability Groups and Read-Only Routing, and support for SQL Express LocalDB.
Microsoft also added supported for the PDO Attribute PDO::ATTR_EMULATE_PREPARES, which can be of assistance when using parameters in a query that would not normally be supported by Transact-SQL.
“Microsoft Drivers 3.0 for SQL Server for PHP are PHP 5 extensions that allows for the reading and writing of SQL Server data from within PHP scripts,” microsoft said.
“The SQLSRV extension provides a procedural interface while the PDO_SQLSRV extension implements PDO for accessing data in all editions of SQL Server 2005 and later.”
Also note that you will require the SQL Server 2012 Native Access Client, available as part of Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Feature Pack. “The Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Feature Pack is a collection of stand-alone packages which provide additional value for Microsoft SQL Server 2012.”
It includes the latest versions of:
- Tool and components for Microsoft SQL Server 2012.
Add-on providers for Microsoft SQL Server 2012.
- You can find documentation on the driver at MSDN documentation page.
Download and other Resources links:
- SQL Server Connect Site
- Microsoft Drivers 3.0 for SQL Server for PHP
- Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Feature Pack
- Microsoft SQL Server 2012 RTM