[R] Using ODBC/RODBC with DBI
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Jul 3 12:44:06 CEST 2008
On Mon, 30 Jun 2008, Magnus Torfason wrote:
> Hi all, I would like the following code to work, but it doesn't:
> m <- dbDriver("RODBC") # Example for dbConnect(DBI), causes error
> m <- dbDriver("ODBC") # Example for DBIDriver-class(DBI), causes error
> The errors are:
> Error in do.call(as.character(drvName), list(...)) :
> could not find function "RODBC"
> (substitute "ODBC" for "RODBC" to get the second error)
> I've successfully used RODBC without using the DBI interface, and I've
> successfully used the DBI interface with SQLite.
> Am I doing something wrong here or is DBI simply not implemented for ODBC?
> The latter seems unlikely considering the wide use of ODBC, but you never
> know. I hope it's just me doing something wrong
'DBI simply not implemented for ODBC' has value TRUE.
You would do better to ask such questions on R-sig-db.
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