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Using RStudio Professional Drivers#

Install odbc package#

You will use the odbc R package to access your database with R. Installing odbc will also install DBI, the database interface for R.

From an R prompt, install the odbc package:

R Console
> install.packages("odbc")

On Linux, the odbc R package requires the following system dependencies in Linux:

  • C++11
  • GCC 4.8 or later

On older versions of RHEL, you can install GCC 4.8 with RedHat Developer Toolset:

$ sudo yum install devtoolset-4-gcc-c++

Test connectivity#

Test your connection in R with odbc::odbc(). If you are using the RStudio IDE, you can use the New Connection dialog to help you write the connection string, for example:

R Console
> con <- DBI::dbConnect(odbc::odbc(),
         Driver = "Driver Name",
         Database = "Database",
         UID = "User",
         PWD = "Password",
         Server = "Server",
         Port = 5432)

Visit for best practices, examples, and additional configurations to use when working with databases and the RStudio Professional Drivers.


Refer to Troubleshooting RStudio Professional Drivers for additional information on troubleshooting the Connections pane in the RStudio IDE.