Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Jun 15 21:04:09 CEST 2004

Sounds like a permissions/ownership problem.  odbcConnect returnign -1 
just means that the ODBC device manager failed.

On Tue, 15 Jun 2004, Fowler, Mark wrote:

> I'm looking for an optimal approach to access Oracle databases via RWeb
> applications. I'm new to R but familiar with programming functions and web
> pages for the S+ Statserver. I'm now going through the motions of migrating
> S+/Statserver applications to R/RWeb as a feasability exercise. I can access
> databases using ODBC directly in R or S, and using Statserver, but I have
> not succeeded at extracting into R in RWebs batch mode. I can 'require
> RODBC' in .Rprofile with apparent success, but the results of odbcConnect
> differ from those when the command is typed into the R commands window.
> Instead of a parameter list I get a -1. Does anyone know the solution to
> this problem? Also, might anyone know the comparative merits of using some
> PERL module (like DBD::Oracle) to do the extraction, as opposed to using
> RODBC (assuming RODBC can be implemented in batch mode)? I'm currently using
> Apache on Windows XP if relevant, but LINUX may be the final host (we'll
> compare, but those more Web-wise than I expect LINUX to outperform Windows
> for our purposes). 
> > 	Mark Fowler
> > 	Marine Fish Division
> > 	Bedford Inst of Oceanography
> > 	Dept Fisheries & Oceans
> > 	Dartmouth NS Canada
> > 	fowlerm at mar.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
> > 
> >
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