Togaware DATA MINING
Desktop Survival Guide
by Graham Williams
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Access

MS/Access databases, on MSWindows, can be directly accessed through ODBC with an odbcConnectAccess. A database can be querired for a list of all tables available, using sqlTables, and imported with sqlFetch or sqlQuery. We can then directly save the table as an R object fo simpler loading into R at a later time:

> library(RODBC)
> channel <- odbcConnectAccess("h:/sample.mdb")
> sqlTables(channel)$TABLE_NAME
> clients <- sqlFetch(channel, "Clients")
> odbcClose(channel)
> save(clients, file="clients.RData")



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