Matlab 64 bit Access 32 bit

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Brian
Brian on 30 Nov 2011
We use a few access databases for storage of some of our in house data. When we have a 64 bit version of Matlab on the same machine as a 32 bit version of Microsoft Access it seems like all of our attempts to pull from the Access databases fail. I know there is an issue with 64->32 bit compatibility but is there any way around this without having to upgrade our version of Access? It's difficult to upgrade our Office package as we have many Excel add-in's from external vendors that are currently only written in the 32bit form.
Thanks for any help you can offer, Brian
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Keith Phillips
Keith Phillips on 10 Sep 2013
Any updates on this problem did you find a work around? My company will not allow me to use 64 bit Office but I have to use 64bit Matlab.

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Brian
Brian on 20 Dec 2011
After speaking with support multiple times it appears that this is currently not possible. The accessing of a 32 bit Office application data via 64 bit Matlab would require Microsoft to create an ODBC driver to do so. Currently there is nothing like this available.
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Ken Atwell
Ken Atwell on 20 Dec 2011
Yes, unfortunately in-process communication requires that both software packages to be 64-bit. http://www.mathworks.com/products/matlab/preparing-for-64-bit-windows.html#12

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