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I am currently investigating the possible issues when migrating from Windows XP 32bit to Windows 7 64-bit. The scope is MS Excel (32-bit), MS Access (32-bit) using VBA/Macros addins, ODBC and all related issues.

For example: if you use excel (32-bit) and oracle 32-bit odbc driver. There is an issue described at: http://www.dbmotive.com/oracle_error_codes.php?type=ORA&errcode=6413

are there any (other) known issues / resources / websites / tools about this ?

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That's an error in the programming of the Oracle ODBC driver, since "(" and ")" are perfectly valid characters on Windows. That is, this is not a 64-bit issue at all -- the problem would occur on 32-bit Windows if you installed the ODBC driver in a folder with "(" or ")" in the name. –  David W. Fenton Oct 26 '10 at 20:02
    
I agree that this is not directly related to 64 bit. But It does occur on a 64 bit windows system with office 32 bit installed, default in "program files (x86)". So in my opinion it is an issue occurring on windows 7 64 bit. You know any other issues ? and solutions. –  Dre Oct 27 '10 at 7:07

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I can't speak to Excel, but for Access, these are my links for 64-bit issues:

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thx for the reply.addition: the scope is office 2007 (32-bit), so no 64-bit office. This is not an option. –  Dre Oct 27 '10 at 7:10
    
There are no issues with 32-bit Office (or any other 32-bit apps) running on Windows 64-bit, so far as I know. The only place there can be issues is if your apps depend on outside components that won't run on 64-bit Windows. Out-of-box, there are no such dependencies in Office 2007. And so far as I know, it's pretty hard to break a 32-bit app under 64-bit Windows unless the app is doing the kind of stuff that is hardwired in a way that won't run inside the 32-bit subsystem. That would likely indicate a poorly-written program that should be replaced with something better. –  David W. Fenton Oct 27 '10 at 20:42
    
Also, I wasn't even beginning to suggest using 64-bit Office. Had you read any of the links after the first, you'd know that. –  David W. Fenton Oct 27 '10 at 20:43

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