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069 - PHP Client-Side Tools for Oracle DB

From within a PHP development environment, you have several extentions at your disposal to access an Oracle database:

  • The Oracle extension: This extension was designed for Oracle 7 and should be avoided since it uses a deprecated version the Oracle API that will not be available in future release.
  • ODBC within Windows: While ODBC provides some connection pooling and other built-in features, it lacks access to many Oracle's capabilities such as the ability to store large objects(LOBs).
  • PDO: This portable database API makes it easy to change your database without changing a lot of your code.
  • OCI8: This extension supports most of Oracle's Oracle Call Interface (OCI).



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