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Extracts variables from a eatGADS data base. Only the specified variables are extracted. Note that this selection determines the format of the data.frame that is extracted. CAREFUL: This function uses a local temporary directory to speed up loading the data base from a server and caches the data base locally for a running R session. The temporary data base is removed automatically when the running R session is terminated.


getGADS_fast(vSelect = NULL, filePath, tempPath = tempdir())



Character vector of variable names.


Path of the existing eatGADS data base file.


Local directory in which the data base can temporarily be stored. Using the default is recommended.


Returns a GADSdat object.


A random temporary directory is used for caching the data base and is removed, when the R sessions terminates. See createDB and dbPull for further explanation of the query and merging processes.