[R-SIG-Mac] accessing SQL Server 10.00.1600

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Oct 24 14:20:19 CEST 2012

On Wed, 24 Oct 2012, Ricardo.Julio.Rodriguez.Fernandez at sergas.es wrote:

> Hi!
> I'm happy using RMySQL to access a number of MySQL databases and RJDBC to PostgreSQL ones here, but now I do need to integrate data from SQL Server 10.00.1600.
> To the best of my knowledge and after googling for a while, RJDBC is my best option to access SQL Server databases from my Mac OS X 10.6.8 installation running R version 2.15.1 (2012-06-22) --
> Platform: i386-apple-darwin9.8.0/i386 (32-bit).
> java version "1.6.0_37"
> Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_37-b06-434-10M3909)
> Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 20.12-b01-434, mixed mode)
> I'm trying this in R...
>> drv <- JDBC("com.microsoft.sqlserver.jdbc.SQLServerDriver", "/etc/enu/sqljdbc_2.0/sqljdbc4.jar")
>> conn <- dbConnect(drv, "jdbc:sqlserver://hostname;integratedSecurity=true", "username", "password")
> and getting this exception...
> Error in .jcall(drv at jdrv, "Ljava/sql/Connection;", "connect", as.character(url)[1],  :
>  com.microsoft.sqlserver.jdbc.SQLServerException: This driver is not configured for integrated authentication. ClientConnectionId:b62ebeb1-d6b3-47a0-8136-b86b352b4e41
> Please, must I be able to access our SQL Server database by 
> modifying/correcting the connection line syntax or am I using a 
> wrong driver/method? If I must be able to connect, please, could you 
> point me to some documentation explaining how to configure this 
> driver to use integrated authentication? I can access this 
> server/database without a glitch using Navicat Premiun on the same 
> Mac OS X box.

This really is a very specialized issue: JDBC access to SQL server. 
It is saying 'jdbc:sqlserver://hostname;integratedSecurity=true' is 
not supported.  Can you not check a non-R JBDC client and ask on a 
JDBC forum?

> Thanks for your help!
> Ricardo
> --
> Ricardo Rodríguez
> Research Management and Promotion Technician
> Technical Secretariat
> Health Research Institute of Santiago de Compostela (IDIS)
> http://www.idisantiago.es
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