How To Search For Individuals – Part II

Back for another CCB Tutorial.  Today’s tutorial will be a quick follow up to Part I of How To Search For Individuals.

If you recall at the every end of Part I’s Tutorial, I let you in on a secret that we had taken the long way to grandma’s house learning to write a PHP user-defined function.

Simply put, its my goal that you always learn multiple ways to send and receive data as well as just learn to think differently about how you solve technical problems.  Remember, there’s always more than one way to solve a problem, and each way or method will have its pros and cons.

Nevertheless, let’s get down to business with Part II.  Today, I’ll show you how to reduce lines of code, and how to use a new PHP function (shell_exec()).  Ready to get started? Continue reading How To Search For Individuals – Part II

How To Search For Individuals

We’ve learned how to create individual profiles and how to parse CCB API XML response in our latest tutorials.

Next, we’ll learn how to search for individuals using the CCB CPI.  Of course, coming from someone who has master this tutorial, searching for individuals via the CCB API is quite simple.

We’ll build upon the lessons and takeaways you’ve learned up until now.  This tutorial will guide and instruct you as I show you how to build a reusable PHP/CURL function for sending (POST) and receiving (GET) data.  We’ll cover the function a bit later.

But if you’re ready to get started, then so am I!  Let’s start… Continue reading How To Search For Individuals

How to parse XML using XPATH and PHP

Okay, I’m back in the saddle for an easy tutorial about parsing XML using XPATH and PHP. Say what?  Ah, let me say it in again using english. 🙂

In our first tutorial, we covered how to make an API call to create a CCB profile.  Nevertheless, when using CCB’s API library to make API calls, it is inevitable that you’ll encounter a need to retrieve and display data from the API’s XML response information.

In its native form, XML can be quite intimidating if you have never worked with it.  But don’t fear, because after this tutorial, you’ll have a better understanding of XML, and how to parse XML using XPATH to retrieve and display the desired data points.  Are you ready to get started?  Let’s go! Continue reading How to parse XML using XPATH and PHP

How To Create A CCB Individual Profile

One of the first things to master when using the CCB API, whether migrating data to CCB or using 3rd party apps integrated to CCB, is learning how to create CCB profiles or individuals.

For this tutorial, be sure you have access to a text editor, and a private (local) or public web server available to execute php files.

Check the Getting Started Toolbox for more tools information pertaining to tutorials. Let’s get started Continue reading How To Create A CCB Individual Profile