The WPS Engine for DB Files module presently provides access to the following types of file:
|Type of Access||Supported?|
|Creating New Tables|
|SPSS Compressed & Uncompressed Files|
*Updating is not presently supported for SPSS data 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.
The Access and Excel parts of the WPS Engine for DB Files can only be used on the Windows platform.