ADOdb Library for PHP

ADOdb is a suite of database libraries that allow you to connect to multiple databases in a portable manner. Download from


Make sure you are running PHP4.0.4 or later. Unpack all the files into a directory accessible by your webserver.

To test, try modifying some of the tutorial examples. Make sure you customize the connection settings correctly. You can debug using:


$db = ADONewConnection($driver); # eg. 'mysql' or 'oci8' 
$db->debug = true;
$db->Connect($server, $user, $password, $database);
$rs = $db->Execute('select * from some_small_table');
print "<pre>";
print "</pre>";

How are people using ADOdb

Here are some examples of how people are using ADOdb (for a much longer list, visit