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Add generic dbIsReadOnly #190

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@anhqle anhqle commented Jul 24, 2017

From Issue #189

Users that use a read-only mode would likely want a way to periodically check whether their connection is truly read only.

For my own backend, I've added this generic, but want to suggest this feature here. I can contribute a PR if there is interest.

Closes #189

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krlmlr commented Nov 27, 2017

Thanks. I wonder in which situations the read-only status of an existing connection can change?

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anhqle commented Nov 28, 2017

I agree that it's unlikely for a read-only connection to change its read-only status.

The generic is more of an UX improvement, e.g. confirming the read-only status whenever the user print(connection).

Given that an user may initiate a connection and work with it over hours, such a reminder is re-assuring.

(Tagging @wlattner, in case this DBI feature is something civis-r still uses).

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krlmlr commented Dec 18, 2017

Thanks, I'm happy to include it. How do you open a read-only connection to a database? Does this method also cover situations where the read-only status is due to missing write permissions?

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anhqle commented Dec 19, 2017

An user opens a read-only connection with CivisConnection(read_only = TRUE, ...).

Then, whenever the user sends a query (via dbSendQuery) using this read-only connection, we prepend the query with BEGIN READ ONLY (as instructed by Amazon Redshift documentation, which we use).

Our R package doesn't deal with permission. It simply sends users' queries from R to their databases hosted on our cloud. We check permissions in the cloud.

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krlmlr commented Jan 25, 2018

I wonder if we should provide a default method for "DBIConnection"?

Could you please also update the documentation?

@krlmlr krlmlr merged commit 5e394a6 into r-dbi:master Mar 26, 2018
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krlmlr commented Mar 26, 2018

Thanks! Let's avoid a default method for now.

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