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New Release of ROracle 1.3-2 now available

Mark Hornick
Senior Director, Data Science and Machine Learning

We are pleased to announce the latest update of the open source ROracle package, version 1.3-2, with the following enhancements:

  • Compatibility with R 3.6.0
  • Use ora.encoding for DML when specified - this allow specifying whether data is encoded in UTF8 or natively. This is used to preserve data in character strings in various national languages. 
  • Revised INSTALL file to be more user friendly across various platforms based on customers feedback
  • Specify the table column type using ora.type attribute in data.frame when using dbWriteTable. For example, one can specify integer and double to be stored as a number column; and PosixCt for date time to specify date, time stamp, time stamp with time zone or time stamp with local time zone. 

ROracle provides high performance and scalable interaction from R with Oracle Database.ROracle binaries specific to Windows and Linux can be downloaded from the Oracle Technology Network

We encourage ROracle users to post questions and provide feedback on the Oracle R Forum

In addition to being a high performance database interface to Oracle Database from R for general use, ROracle supports database access for Oracle R Enterprise.

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