|Date: ||Sat, 25 Jul 1998 02:08:07 -0400|
|Reply-To: ||Jennifer <jenniferprice@EROLS.COM>|
|Sender: ||"SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||Jennifer <jenniferprice@EROLS.COM>|
|Subject: ||Re: SAS-L Digest - 24 Jul 1998 to 25 Jul 1998|
>I have a Microsoft Access database that I sould like to read using SAS.
How do I read it?
>My preferred solution is to copy the whole thing to a SAS database, and
then forget about Access. I had naively >assumed that DBMS copy could do
this for me, but it won't even recognize an Access database. Maybe I just
need >an upgrade, but I would like to hear from someone who has done this
>If that fails, I might try reading it directly from SAS. Or perhaps I can
be persuaded that this is actually an easier >way.
>Thanks in advance for any help.
We did this very thing using DBMS Copy last year. We had to use the ODBC
program in the control panel and set up all of our MS Access databases as
data sources. Then the data was read into SAS using a special LIBNAME
option. If you would like I can get you the actual code used. The DBMS
Copy tech support guy (Henry?) was extremely helpful.