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Re: st: ODBC, Stata 11 and Windows 64 bit


From   Simon <scmoore.lists@googlemail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: ODBC, Stata 11 and Windows 64 bit
Date   Tue, 22 Dec 2009 00:39:10 +0000

Thank you, that is perfect!

For info - I've written a short batch file that calls the 32 bit version:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Stata11\StataMP.exe" /e do C:\Data\import.do

and stuck

	odbc list
	odbc query "access_data"
	odbc desc "Survey"
	odbc load, table("Survey")
	save "C:\Data\imported.dta", replace

into the import.do file. This seems to work well for me.

Thanks again
Simon


On 21/12/2009 21:41, Kevin H. Crow wrote:
Simon Moore<scmoore.lists@googlemail.com>  asked about using the
-odbc load- command to load Access files on a 64-bit Windows
machine:

I've just upgraded to Stata/MP 11.0 for Windows (64-bit x86-64) on
Windows 7.

I was on Windows XP with Stata 10 and used -odbc load- to load MS Access
tables into Stata through registering the Access mdb file as an ODBC source.

Now, however, when I use C:\Windows\SysWOW64\odbcad32.exe to do the same
thing I get "[Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager] The specified DSN contains
an architecture mismatch between the Driver and Application" from -odbc
query-

I've spent a fair bit of time on google and bing and have not found
anything that appears to help. Can anyone here offer any help?

Microsoft has not developed a 64-bit Access or a 64-bit Excel ODBC driver.
The workaround for Simon is to add his Access (or Excel) datasources to the
32-bit Windows ODBC driver manager (C:\Windows\SysWOW64\odbcad32.exe) and use
32-bit Stata for Windows to load his data.  Since Simon has already added his
datasources to the 32-bit ODBC driver manager the only step Simon has left is
to download the 32-bit Stata for Windows executable at the below URL to his
Stata install directory and use 32-bit Stata to load his data.

         http://www.stata.com/support/updates/stata11/win/

Simon can -save- the data from 32-bit Stata and -use- it in 64-bit Stata
if he prefers to perform his analyses in 64-bit Stata.

Kevin
kcrow@stata.com
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