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Bug #14238 odbc_fetch_into using an array in an object
Submitted: 2001-11-26 12:25 UTC Modified: 2002-05-13 18:48 UTC
From: gsohl at freedomgroup dot com Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: ODBC related
PHP Version: 4.0.6 OS: NT 4.0 Workstation - SP6
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2001-11-26 12:25 UTC] gsohl at freedomgroup dot com
While working on a class to encapsulate ODBC functionality, I discovered a problem in calling odbc_fetch_into with an array that exists inside a class. I was creating an array in the class to hold the results of the current row, and allowing the user of the class to reference the fields from there. It looked a little like this:

class DB {
var $record = array();
var $queryid;
 function fetch_row() {
  return(odbc_fetch_into($this->queryid, $this->record)

When I tried to display the results from $record with something like echo $myDB->record[0];, all that is displayed is "Array[0]" (w/o quotes).

After some tinkering, I modified the "fetch_row()" function in my class to accept an array parameter:
function fetch_row($myarray) {
return(odbc_fetch_into($this->queryid, $myarray)

This corrected the problem, although I have to give up my encapsulation. Now echo $myarray[0]; displays the appropriate data.

So it appears that there is a conflict with encapsulated arrays and odbc_fetch_into. I believe that there was a similiar problem with the MS SQL extension a while back (mid version 3 around 3.0.12 or so).

I'm accessing an MS Access 97 database through Microsoft's ODBC driver. 

A fully functional example follows.

Greg Sohl
Cedar Rapids, IA

Here is a fully functional example of what works and what doesn't work. Its as short as I could get it and keep it understandable.

<table border="1">
// For testing simple array encapsulation
class Results
	var $record = array();

$dblink = odbc_connect('ftp_reg', '', '');
$queryid = odbc_exec($dblink, "select * from Test");	// 3 columns

/* This technique works - Calling odbc_fetch_into with a global array */
$my_array = array();
while(odbc_fetch_into($queryid, $my_array))
	echo "<tr><td>$my_array[0]</td><td>$my_array[1]</td><td>$my_array[2]</td></tr>";

odbc_fetch_row($queryid, 0);	// Reset to the begininning

/* This technique does not work - Calling odbc_fetch_into with an array in a class */
$my_results = new Results();
while(odbc_fetch_into($queryid, $my_results->record))
	echo "<tr><td>$my_results->record[0]</td><td>$my_results->record[1]</td><td>$my_results->record[2]</td></tr>";


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