Re: [R] sqlQuery and string selection

From: paul sorenson <>
Date: Thu 20 Oct 2005 - 08:04:41 EST

Jérôme Lemaître wrote:
> Dear alls,
> Could someone tell me how to select a subset of string observations (e.g.
> "females" in a sex column) with sqlQuery in the RODBC library?
> Indeed, I'm trying to select a subset of observations on my access database
> with:
> female<-sqlQuery(mychannel,"SELECT
> FROM Micromammiferes
> WHERE ((("females"));")
> The sql works well in access but in R, I keep getting:
> Error: syntax error.

R is likely to have problems with nested quote characters.


x = "SELECT FROM Micromammiferes WHERE ((("females"));"

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