Accessing SQL Server Databases with PHP
SQL Server Technical Article
Writer: Brian Swan
Published: August 2008
The SQL Server 2005 Driver for PHP is a Microsoft-supported extension of PHP 5 that provides data access to SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008. The extension provides a procedural interface for accessing data in all editions of SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008. The SQL Server 2005 Driver for PHP API provides a comprehensive data access solution from PHP, and includes support for many features including Windows Authentication, transactions, parameter binding, streaming, metadata access, connection pooling, and error handling. This paper discusses how to use several of these features by closely examining parts of the Example Application in the SQL Server 2005 Driver for PHP product documentation in MSDN.
Abstract courtesy : Microsoft
Reference: Pinal Dave (http://blog.SQLAuthority.com)