Pass a variable to dplyr "rename" to change columnname

dplyr

#1

What I am trying to do is: rename column from a dataframe with a variable. My approch is not working. Any help is appreciated.

example: (is not working)

variable <- sym("new_name")
df %>% rename(!!variable = name_of_col_from_df)


#2

I'm not the best person to explain the ins and outs of tidyeval, but I think that if you're using bang-bang (!!) to unquote the left hand side of an assignment, you need to use a special substitute := operator:

df %>% rename(!!variable := name_of_col_from_df)

How does that go for you?


#3

Hi Rensa,

Worked like a charm! Thank you very much.

Greetings


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