Removing an agent or informant's association to a data table can be done with the remove_tbl() function. This can be useful to ensure that the table data isn't unintentionally written to disk. It is usually best to avoid directly associating a table to an agent or informant through the tbl argument, instead opting for setting a table-prep formula (via create_agent() and create_informant()'s read_fn argument, or, with set_read_fn()). If necessary, the association to a table can be set again with set_tbl().




An agent object of class ptblank_agent, or, an informant of class ptblank_informant.

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# Set proportional failure thresholds # to the `warn`, `stop`, and `notify` # states using `action_levels()` al <- action_levels( warn_at = 0.10, stop_at = 0.25, notify_at = 0.35 ) # Create an agent that has # `small_table` set as the target # table via `tbl`; apply the actions, # add some validation steps and then # interrogate the data agent_1 <- create_agent( tbl = small_table, tbl_name = "small_table", label = "An example.", actions = al ) %>% col_exists(vars(date, date_time)) %>% col_vals_regex( vars(b), "[0-9]-[a-z]{3}-[0-9]{3}" ) %>% rows_distinct() %>% interrogate() # In this case where `small_table` # changes (and the aim is to have # validations run periodically) it is # better to obtain the table from the # source with a table-prep formula; # while doing this, the direct # association to `small_table` can be # removed with `remove_tbl()` so it's # no longer part of the agent object agent_2 <- agent_1 %>% remove_tbl() %>% set_read_fn(read_fn = ~ small_table) %>% interrogate()