[R] RODBC, sqlFetch error when accessing Excel

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Thu Jun 26 22:53:18 CEST 2008

You could try read.xls or xls2csv in the gdata package and see
how that works.

On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 4:44 PM, Al Pöhi <tammisiech at gmail.com> wrote:
> This is about R 2.7.0 and related packages on windows NT.
> I have a mixture of numeric and character data and empty cells in an
> Excel spreadsheet with several tabs that I'm trying to read with
> sqlFetch from RODBC.
> The data that is returned by sqlFetch is unfortunately not identical
> to the source data in that in columns with character values in the
> first few rows the subsequent rows of that column which are filled
> with numeric values are not returned properly but set to <NA>.
> Specifing as.is=T does not help.
> The goal is to read the data from Excel as it is and perform the data
> cleaning in R afterwards.
> How can this be fixed?
> Regards,
> Al
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