Re: [R] Using ODBC/RODBC with DBI

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 03 Jul 2008 11:44:06 +0100 (BST)

On Mon, 30 Jun 2008, Magnus Torfason wrote:

> Hi all, I would like the following code to work, but it doesn't:
>
> library(DBI)
> library(RODBC)
> 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.

>
> Best,
> Magnus
>
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