#StackBounty: #sql #r #monetdb #monetdblite Add new column to MonetDBLite table

Bounty: 50

I am trying to use R + MonetDB as a large-data analysis stack and am having trouble creating a new column and populating it with data from my analysis. Here is a toy example:

library(MonetDBLite)
library(DBI)

data(mtcars)
db <- dbConnect(MonetDB.R::MonetDB(), embedded="./test.db")

# load mtcars into the database
dbWriteTable(conn=db, value = mtcars, name = "mtcars", overwrite=TRUE)

## Add a new column
dbSendQuery(db, "ALTER TABLE mtcars ADD v1 DOUBLE;")


## insert data into the new column
v1 <- mtcars["mpg"] * pi
dbSendQuery(db, "INSERT INTO mtcars (v1) VALUES (?)", bind.data=v1)

And the error message:

Error in .local(conn, statement, ...) : 
  Unable to execute statement 'INSERT INTO mtcars (v1) VALUES ('c(65.9734457253857, 65.9734457253857, 71.6283125018473, 67.23008278...'.
Server says 'ERROR: 49.6371639267187, 61.8893752757189, 47.1238898038469, 67.2300827868216)' to type dbl failed.
' [#conversion of string 'c(65.9734457253857, 65.9734457253857, 71.6283125018473, 67.2300827868216, 58.7477826221291, 56.8628270299753, 44.924774946334, 76.6548607475909, 71.6283125018473, 60.318578948924, 55.9203492338983, 51.5221195188726, 54.3495529071034, 47.7522083345649, 32.6725635973338, 32.6725635973338, 46.18141200777, 101.787601976309, 95.5044166691297, 106.499990956694, 67.5442420521806, 48.6946861306418, 47.7522083345649, 41.7831822927443, 60.318578948924, 85.7654794430014, 81.6814089933346, 95.5044166691297, 
].
In addition: Warning message:
In if (is.na(value)) statement <- sub("?", "NULL", statement, fixed = TRUE) else if (valueClass %in%  :
  the condition has length > 1 and only the first element will be used

From this error I surmise that maybe bind.data can’t be used with MonetDBLite?

Question:

How can I add a column(s) to a MonetDBLite table and populate it with data from my R session?


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