[R] Query about RODBC to access MySQL from Windows

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue May 15 07:24:08 CEST 2007

Please, you have shown no context here at all: your readers have no idea 
what 'exactly the same problem' is nor whom you are replying to, and this 
thread is not recent.

On Mon, 14 May 2007, James Curran wrote:

> I had exactly the same problem. I solved it by switching back to the early
> version of MySQL Connector/ODBC, 3.51.

The current version of the MySQL ODBC driver _is_ 3.51, far from
being the 'early version'. MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.0 is still a beta.

> Interestingly, it was only the returning of results that wasn't working.
> Queries like "create table" and "insert ... select" worked just fine.

And that issue is covered for other buggy drivers in the RODBC 

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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