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DI studio with Microsoft Access database

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DI studio with Microsoft Access database

In DI studio, How to use Register Tables wizard to register metadata for a Microsoft Access database table using ODBC?

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Re: DI studio with Microsoft Access database

First you need to register s library:
http://support.sas.com/kb/43/070.html

After that you can go ahead using the new tables wizard.
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Re: DI studio with Microsoft Access database

Yes. But When I create library for excel sheets import, we have specific excel library type. We don't have this for access, So I have taken ODBC library type. Still I don't find a way to connect to my source data. Do I have to create new connection server for this?

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Re: DI studio with Microsoft Access database

Hello @89sankar,

 

it is completely as @LinusH said.

 

My addition here is an explanation on how SAS handles Excel and Access "files" and why, and why you find those differences.

 

The reason is that Excel is not much more different than a csv file. It is a "kind-of-text file". But Access is a perfectly binary file.

Also, Excel I would not consider it as a database, while Access it is a database. A small and simple one but, still, a relational database with full specifications. Hence, Access will be handled as a normal database within SAS, Excel, as a "comma-separated" file.

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Re: DI studio with Microsoft Access database

A bit awkward but yes, I think so.
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