Federico Spinazzi spinazzi@databankgroup.it
Mon, 27 Nov 2000 08:34:46 -0000

Under which version of R is it supposed to run ?
With 1.1.0 under windows NT 4.0 against Access databases it doesn't work, I
cannot get the name of the tables, every query I execute returns with "No
I'm surely doing something wrong ...

Federico Spinazzi
Databank S.P.A
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>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
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