DatabaseConnector is part of HADES.
This R package provides function for connecting to various DBMSs. Together with the
SqlRender package, the main goal of
DatabaseConnector is to provide a uniform interface across database platforms: the same code should run and produce equivalent results, regardless of the database back end.
Running the package requires R with the package rJava installed. Also requires Java 1.8 or higher.
See the instructions here for configuring your R environment, including Java.
To install the latest stable version, install from CRAN:
To be able to use Windows authentication for SQL Server, you have to install the JDBC driver. Download the .zip from Microsoft and extract its contents to a folder. In the extracted folder you will find the file sqljdbc_9.2/enu/auth/x64/mssql-jdbc_auth-9.2.0.x64.dll (64-bits) or ssqljdbc_9.2/enu/auth/x86/mssql-jdbc_auth-9.2.0.x86.dll (32-bits), which needs to be moved to location on the system path, for example to c:/windows/system32. If you not have write access to any folder in the system path, you can also specify the path to the folder containing the dll by setting the environmental variable
PATH_TO_AUTH_DLL, so for example
Sys.setenv("PATH_TO_AUTH_DLL" = "c:/temp").
Documentation can be found on the package website.
PDF versions of the documentation are also available:
Read here how you can contribute to this package.
DatabaseConnector is licensed under Apache License 2.0. The JDBC drivers fall under their own respective licenses.
DatabaseConnector is being developed in R Studio.