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bcputility 0.4.3

CRAN release: 2024-05-09

  • An error is now thrown for cases where a projection has an EPSG that is NA.

  • Added ability to turn on QUOTED_IDENTIFIERS. This is required for some Microsoft database products. Use the bcp “-q” option.

  • Column names are quoted so that reserved words can be used.

bcputility 0.4.0

CRAN release: 2023-01-16

  • Override/set path to sqlcmd with options(bcputility.sqlcmd.path = "<path-to-sqlcmd>")

  • Added bcpVersion and sqlcmdVersion to check versions.

  • Specify tables without schema strictly as a character vector of size 1 e.g. "<schema>.<table>". The schema and table will be quoted although special characters are not recommended except for “_“.

  • Tests have been added that can run against a local instance of SQL Server. These do not work without it as SQL Server is a client/server configuration.

  • The README has been updated for new syntax and updated benchmarks.

  • bcpImport and bcpExport gain a bcpOptions argument that allows the user to include any options from the CLI. See documentation for formatting and specification.

  • The connections arguments for bcpImport and bcpExport have been deprecated–server, database, username, password, trustedconnection. Use makeConnectArgs for the connectargs argument which adds Azure AD authentication and the option to disregard the trust server certificate.

  • The “DBI” dependency has been dropped and all SQL Server queries are run using bcp or sqlcmd.

  • mapDataTypes is a convenience function to determine SQL Server data type conversions. The defaults attempt to determine the smallest type size for each column.

  • createTable, dropTable, and checkTableExists have been added for internals and convenience. The primary purpose would be to define an empty table with user-defined types that bcpImport could append to.

  • logicals no longer need to be converted from FALSE/TRUE to 0/1 before importing in-memory data.

  • The argument azure was added to bcpImport and bcpExport for Azure Active Directory authentication. This only works for username and password authentication.

bcputility 0.3.0

CRAN release: 2022-02-20

  • bcpImport now returns the output of system2 for all specifications of stderr and stdout

  • added documentation for using schema and DBI::Id is now supported

  • trusted connections are now compatible with newer sql server drivers as the default for all drivers is now trusted_connection='yes'

  • user name and passwords are now quoted with shQuote so special characters are handled across platforms

  • added check to see if bcp program can be found

bcputility 0.2.0

CRAN release: 2021-08-06

  • set the path to the bcp utility with the bcputility.bcp.path option

  • added links to source code, bug reports, and documentation site

  • rowterminator and fieldterminator are no passed to data.table::fwrite if data is in memory

  • Added support for geometry/geography data import for ‘sf’ objects

bcputility 0.1.0

CRAN release: 2021-07-13

  • Added a file to track changes to the package.
  • Added bcpImport to import data to SQL Server
  • Added bcpExport to export data from SQL Server