Load and unload database drivers
dbDriver is a helper method used to create an new driver object
given the name of a database or the corresponding R package. It works
through convention: all DBI-extending packages should provide an exported
object with the same name as the package.
dbDriver just looks for
this object in the right places: if you know what database you are connecting
to, you should call the function directly.
dbDriver(drvName, ...)dbUnloadDriver(drv, ...)
- character name of the driver to instantiate.
- any other arguments are passed to the driver
- an object that inherits from
DBIDriveras created by
In the case of
dbDriver, an driver object whose class extends
DBIDriver. This object may be used to create connections to the actual DBMS engine.In the case of
dbUnloadDriver, a logical indicating whether the operation succeeded or not.
The client part of the database communication is
initialized (typically dynamically loading C code, etc.) but note that
connecting to the database engine itself needs to be done through calls to
# Create a RSQLite driver with a string d <- dbDriver("SQLite") d # But better, access the object directly RSQLite::SQLite()