Prof Brian D Ripley ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
Sun, 26 Nov 2000 20:01:28 +0000 (GMT)

Several of you have kindly sent me examples of bugs in RODBC, but none
of them reproduce on my systems.  I am fairly sure I know what is
happening, and that it is client-specific.  (Do empty strings get returned 
as "", NULL or skipped?)   Also, empty character fields were getting mapped
to NA.  There's a comment in the code that fields need to set to a null
string, and that was only being done for the first row.

If my diagnosis is right, I have a fix (and have simpilfied the code a
lot en route).

http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/pub/bdr/RODBC/RODBC_0.7-2.tar.gz  (source)
http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/pub/bdr/RODBC/RODBC.zip  (Windows)

I'd be grateful for confirmation (or otherwise).

BTW, although I have altered the code to compile under R-devel, it does not
work correctly for me as yet.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
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