PC File Access
The WPS Engine for DB Files module presently provides access to the following types of file:
- dBASE (version 2, 3, 4 and 5)
- SPSS (version 6 single byte files)
- Microsoft Excel (version 95, 97, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007 and 2010)
- Microsoft Access (version 97, 2000, 2002, 2007 and 2010)
|Type of Access||Supported?|
|Creating New Tables|
|SPSS Compressed & Uncompressed Files|
Interfacing to Microsoft Access using the WPS Engine for DB Files also requires a Microsoft ACE library to be installed. The ACE library is only available from Microsoft. The WPS Engine for OLEDB provides an alternative option to interfacing with Microsoft Access but still requires the Microsoft ACE Library to be installed.
Interfacing to Microsoft Excel spreadsheets is best achieved using the alternative WPS Engine for XLSX. Unlike the WPS Engine for DB Files, the WPS Engine for XLSX does not require any additional Microsoft libraries to be installed and works across all supported WPS platforms, not just Windows.
Dependencies and Usage
The Access and Excel parts of the WPS Engine for DB Files can only be used on the Windows platform.