install php odbc extension

I’m trying to connect to a MS Access db via PHP using ODBC. I’ve tried with the PHP PDO lib as well as ADODB ( – but neither works.

PDO returns: could not find driver: PDO->__construct(‘odbc:DRIVER={Mi…’) ADODB returns: Call to undefined function odbc_exec()

I think I’ve installed the ODBC extension properly. I installed:

apt-get install libmdbodbc1 apt-get install libodbc1 apt-get install php5-odbc apt-get install libmyodbc

…basically every odbc related lib I came across. still no luck.

Any tips or suggestions?

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I am using this for connection

$dbe_name = path(‘storage’).“database/events.mdb”;

$driver = ‘MDBTools’; $dataSourceName = “odbc:Driver=$driver;DBQ=$dbe_name;”; $dbe = new PDO($dataSourceName);

But apache is crashing out when I try a prepared statement.