Amazon Redshift

Driver Options

  • Amazon - The Amazon AWS website provides instructions on how to download and setup their driver: Configure an ODBC Connection

  • Posit Professional Drivers - Workbench, RStudio Desktop Pro, Connect, or Shiny Server Pro users can download and use Posit Professional Drivers at no additional charge. These drivers include an ODBC connector for Redshift databases. Posit delivers standards-based, supported, professional ODBC drivers. Use Posit Professional Drivers when you run R or Shiny with your production systems. See the Posit Professional Drivers for more information.

Package Options

The odbc package, in combination with a driver, provides DBI support and an ODBC connection.

Connection Settings

There are six settings needed to make a connection:

  • Driver - See the Drivers section for setup information
  • servername - A network path to the database server
  • database - The name of the schema
  • UID - The user’s network ID or server local account
  • PWD - The account’s password
  • Port - Should be set to 5439

con <- DBI::dbConnect(odbc::odbc(),
                      Driver       = "[your driver's name]",
                      servername   = "[your server's path]",
                      database     = "[your database's name]",
                      UID          = rstudioapi::askForPassword("Database user"),
                      PWD          = rstudioapi::askForPassword("Database password"),
                      Port         = 5439)
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