Adding ability to read Oxford Economics databases

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Adding ability to read Oxford Economics databases

Postby Danny_Bachman » Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:00 pm

Admittedly, a niche requirement. But those of us using Oxford would be very happy if we could grab data directly in Eviews programs from Oxford forecast banks for analysis and display.

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Re: Adding ability to read Oxford Economics databases

Postby EViews Gareth » Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:57 pm

That is a request you'd have to make to Oxford.
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Re: Adding ability to read Oxford Economics databases

Postby Danny_Bachman » Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:30 pm

Ha! They said it was up to you :).

To be clear, I want to be able to write Eviews programs that can read local Oxford databanks. I would assume that means you would have to have code within Eviews that recognizes however Oxford organizes their databanks.

I have seen the methods in Oxford that dump data into Eviews workfiles. That direction works.

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Re: Adding ability to read Oxford Economics databases

Postby EViews Gareth » Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:06 pm

Oxford (or anyone else) would need to write an EViews database extension to allow EViews to read their data. We no longer write extensions for non-free data sources, but since it is an open language anyone can write their own.
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Re: Adding ability to read Oxford Economics databases

Postby Danny_Bachman » Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:08 am

Thanks very much Gareth. I will relay this to the Oxford team. Looks clear to me (then again, I don't have to do the actual programming).


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