This function gives low-level access to the underlying HYDAT database used by other functions. Many of these tables are too large to load into memory, so it is best to use dplyr to filter them before using collect to read them into memory.

hy_src(hydat_path = NULL)




The path to the hydat database or NULL to use the default location used by download_hydat. It is also possible to pass in an existing src_sqlite such that the database only needs to be opened once per user-level call.


A src_sqlite as returned by hy_src().


A dplyr src_sqlite

See also


if (FALSE) { library(dplyr) # src is a src_sqlite src <- hy_src(hydat_path = hy_test_db()) src_tbls(src) # to get a table, use dplyr::tbl() tbl(src, "STATIONS") # one you're sure the results are what you want # get a data.frame using collect() tbl(src, "STATIONS") %>% filter(PROV_TERR_STATE_LOC == "BC") %>% collect() # close the connection to the database hy_src_disconnect(src) }