Error of SQL Server 2016 sp_execute_external_script with R integration

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I am evaluating SQL Server 2016 in-database integration with R on Windows 10. I have followed the steps installed all components and scripts. Now I have following questions:

Where does sp_execute_external_script reside? I can’t find it. When I run script, for example:


execute sp_execute_external_script @language = N'R' , @script = N' OutputDataSet <- InputDataSet;' , @input_data_1 = N' SELECT TOP 100 [BusinessEntityID] FROM [AdventureWorks2014].[Person].[Person];';

I got error:

“Msg 39021, Level 16, State 1, Line 1 Unable to launch runtime for 'R' script. Please check the configuration of the 'R' runtime. Msg 39019, Level 16, State 1, Line 1 An external script error occurred: Unable to launch the runtime. ErrorCode 0x80070490: 1168(Element not found.).”

Based on the above suggestion, I rerun the script, but it does not solve the problem.

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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I see this is a rather old thread but I thought I would share a link from an article that addresses your question.  Enabling sp_execute_external_script to run R scripts in SQL Server 2016.  I hope that helps to answer your question.