Re: [R] non-interactive connection to SQL Server

From: Moshe Olshansky <m_olshansky_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 14:06:20 -0800 (PST)


Yes, it does - thank you!
The only thing I forgot (and it took me a while to find this out) was to separate the fields by semicolon, i.e. the correct command is:

odbcDriverConnect("driver=SQL Server;
database=dataBaseName; wsid=myComputer;
server=dataBaseServer; uid=moshe; pwd=moshe")

> On Wed, 13 Feb 2008, Moshe Olshansky wrote:
>
> > Hi everyone,
> >
> > I am afraid that I have already asked this
> question in
> > the past (or at least I knew an answer to it) but
> I am
> > unable to do it now.
> > I have an SQL Server data base. I used the GUI
> > interface of odbcDriverConnect to create a .dsn
> file
> > for this data base and every time I want to
> connect I
> > invoke odbcDriverConnect() which opens GUI from
> which
> > I choose my .dsn file and the connection is
> > established.
> > Now I want to do this automatically (without GUI)
> and
> > all my attempts fail. If I remember correctly the
> dsn
> > must be a string containing all the connection
> details
> > but it does not work for me.
>
> Clearly it does, as you did that via
> odbcDriverConnect. Look at the
> object it returns: it contains the string it used.
> You can use that
> directly.
>
> >
> > Could anybody help, please!
> >
> > Thank you!
> > Moshe.
> >
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