[R] dbWriteTable with field data type

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Wed Nov 9 01:36:38 CET 2011

On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 12:16 PM, Ben quant <ccquant at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> When I do:
> dbWriteTable(con, "r.BOD", cbind(row_names = rownames(BOD), BOD))
> ...can I specify the data types such as varchar(12), float, double
> precision, etc. for each of the fields/columns?
> If not, what is the best way to create a table with specified field data
> types (with the RpgSQL package/R)?

dbWriteTable will set types based on the input data.frame classes but
if you don't like them then you can use the sql create table statement
to define a table layout and then use insert statements to insert the

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