[R] RODBC connection failed

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Feb 14 18:40:03 CET 2003

On Fri, 14 Feb 2003, Charles Raux wrote:

> I am trying to restart on R after 2 months stop. Start with previously
> functioning procedure:
> "ch<-odbcConnect("dBase Files")"
> get
> "Warning message:
> ODBC connection failed in: odbcConnect("dBase Files") "
> I have tried unsuccessfully different working directories.
> The only change I see is that I am working with a new login account on
> the same machine. Microsoft ODBC is still here in c:\WINNT\system32.
> What is wrong?

DSNs are often per-user.


and explore (assuming your RODBC is current).

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