I have files, created outside R (e.g. Modde files, .mip or similar non R files), that I want to transfer to a data base as a BLOB vector, using R as a conduite only. I do not need to translate these files into a format that R understands. Ultimately, I would like to build a shiny interface to do this.
Is there a way to read any file into R as a binary vector, that then can be sent to a sql data base as a blob?
Any insights or pointers are highly appreciated.