11 ODBC Notes

library(odbc) is an optional component of SICStus and you can safely ignore this section if you do not intend to use library(odbc).

ODBC (Open Database Connectivity) is a standard API for using a DBMS (DataBase Management System). By using ODBC you can access data from a multitude of DBMSs without having to know the details of each DBMS.

library(odbc) appeared in release 4.1.0 and we expect it to evolve and improve as we receive feedback from users. While we generally strive for backward compatibility we may have to make incompatible changes to library(odbc) in order to accommodate necessary improvements.

library(odbc) is currently supported on MS Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

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