Reading Database Files

You can read data from any database format for which you have a database driver. In local analysis mode, the necessary drivers must be installed on your local computer. In distributed analysis mode (available with IBM® SPSS® Statistics Server), the drivers must be installed on the remote server. See the topic Distributed Analysis Mode for more information.

Note: If you are running the Windows 64-bit version of IBM SPSS Statistics, you cannot read Excel, Access, or dBASE database sources, even though they may appear on the list of available database sources. The 32-bit ODBC drivers for these products are not compatible.