Convert from ADOdb Database Abstraction Library for PHP to PDO without refactoring code.

A helper class and instructions for painlessly transitioning from ADOdb to PDO.
By Tony Landis on Friday May 30, 2008

In the past I used for a lot of my PHP projects. However, (PHP Data Objects) is now a better fit as it performs better for me and doesn't require the inclusion of any libraries.

I wanted to make the switch not only for future projects, but also to go back into some of my existing projects that I maintain and covert from ADOdb to PDO. However, I didn't want to alter thousands of calls to ADOdb methods.

The solution I came up with was to do some more work on my PDO Singleton Class. By adding in the ADOdb methods Execute(), qstr(), GetOne(), and an iterator for the adodb recordsets returned by Execute(), I was able to easily transition to PDO in projects with thousands of lines of code by including this class and creating a new instance of sdb() instead of NewADOConnection() and Connect().

$DB =& new sdb("mysql:host=localhost;dbname=testdb", 'username', 'password');

This is the equivalent of the following ADOdb code: (except it is a singleton)

$DB = NewADOConnection('mysql');
$DB->Connect("localhost", "username", "password", "testdb");

You can now treat that $DB object just as you would with ADOdb to create a connection to the mysql database 'testdb'. Note: I have not refactored the error or transaction functions as they were not used in the specific projects I needed this conversion in... but they would be very simple to add.

Download the ADOdb to PDO PHP Class

The class can be downloaded here: PDO to ADODB PHP Class