dbConnect-methods: Create a connection object to an PostgreSQL DBMS

Description Methods Side Effects References See Also Examples

Description

These methods are straight-forward implementations of the corresponding generic functions.

Methods

drv

an object of class PostgreSQLDriver, or the character string "PostgreSQL" or an PostgreSQLConnection.

conn

an PostgreSQLConnection object as produced by dbConnect.

host

Name or the numeric IPaddress of the host to connect to. If address is specified, it should be in the standard IPv4 address format, e.g., 172.28.40.9 or if your machine supports IPv6, you can also use those addresses. The default is to connect to localhost by a UNIX domain socket.

dbname

The database name. Defaults to "", which is interpreted as PostgreSQL default.

user

PostgreSQL user name to connect as. Defaults to be the same as the operating system name of the user running the application.

password

Password to be used if the server demands password authentication.

port

Port number to connect to at the server host.

tty

Ignored (formerly, this specified where to send server debug output).

options

Command-line options to be sent to the server.

forceISOdate

logical if the communication of date (time stamp) from PostgreSQL is forced to ISO style at conection.

Side Effects

A connection between R/S-Plus and an PostgreSQL server is established. The current implementation supports up to 100 simultaneous connections.

References

See the Database Interface definition document DBI.pdf in the base directory of this package or https://cran.r-project.org/package=DBI.

See Also

PostgreSQL, dbConnect, dbSendQuery, dbGetQuery, fetch, dbCommit, dbGetInfo, dbReadTable.

Examples

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## Not run: 
# create an PostgreSQL instance and create one connection.
drv <- dbDriver("PostgreSQL")

# open the connection using user, passsword, etc., as
con <- dbConnect(drv, dbname = "postgres")

df <- dbGetQuery(con, statement = paste(
                      "SELECT itemCode, itemCost, itemProfit",
                      "FROM sales",
                      "SORT BY itemName"));
# Run an SQL statement by creating first a resultSet object
rs <- dbSendQuery(con, statement = paste(
                      "SELECT itemCode, itemCost, itemProfit",
                      "FROM sales",
                      "SORT BY itemName"));

# we now fetch records from the resultSet into a data.frame
df <- fetch(rs, n = -1)   # extract all rows
dim(df)

## End(Not run)

RPostgreSQL documentation built on May 2, 2019, 8:49 a.m.