The dbSendStatement() method only submits and synchronously executes the SQL data manipulation statement (e.g., UPDATE, DELETE, INSERT INTO, DROP TABLE, ...) to the database engine. To query the number of affected rows, call dbGetRowsAffected() on the returned result object. You must also call dbClearResult() after that. For interactive use, you should almost always prefer dbExecute().

# S4 method for DatabaseConnectorConnection,character
dbSendStatement(conn, statement, translate = TRUE, ...)



A DBIConnection object, as returned by dbConnect().


a character string containing SQL.


Translate the query using SqlRender?


Other parameters passed on to methods.


dbSendStatement() returns an S4 object that inherits from DBIResult. The result set can be used with dbGetRowsAffected() to determine the number of rows affected by the query. Once you have finished using a result, make sure to clear it with dbClearResult().


dbSendStatement() comes with a default implementation that simply forwards to dbSendQuery(), to support backends that only implement the latter.