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Re: st: Stat/Transfer v. Dbms/Copy
I use both heavily; each has advantages over the other.
By the way, there is an upgrade available, free if you
have paid the maintenance, for v. 8 of Stata from
Mike Hollis wrote:
> I've been a very satisfied user of Dbms/Copy for a number of years. I was
> sorry to see that SAS has acquired the program, and I am especially
> distrubed at the prospect of having to pay both a version upgrade fee and a
> not so optional annual "maintenance" fee to obtain patches and technical
> support. I'm considering Stat/Transfer as an alternative, and I would be
> interested in the experience of others who have made the switch from
> Dbms/Copy to Stat/Transfer.
> I use Dbms/Copy maily to convert files between Excel, Access, Oracle, SAS
> and Stata. (It's the inability of my current version of Dbms/Copy to handle
> Stata v. 8 files that's forcing me to either upgrade to Dbms/Copy v. 8 or
> switch to a different product.) I use both the interactive and the batch
> modes of Dbms/Copy, and I need something that has a batch program capability
> similar to Dbms/Copy. I would also like to have the ODBC drivers for Oracle
> and Access built into the the program--the way Dbms/Copy operates--rather
> than having to purchase separate drivers for these programs.
> All opinions and advice would be greatly appreacted.
> Mike Hollis
> Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans. John Lennon
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