HDF5 ODBC connector status


#1

I found some old posts (ca 2015-17) about a HDF5 ODBC connector, but can’t find it on the download page. What’s the status? Is it no longer available? It appeared to be a promising start to read HDF5 data into Excel (without creating intermediate CSV files). Reference:

Thanks,
-Ken


#2

H Ken,

Unfortunately, the demand for ODBC was very small, so we had to drop support
for it. The ODBC Connector software is not available.

-Barbara


#3

That’s what I assumed, thanks for confirming.
How do folks connect HDF5 to Excel (besides using an intermediate file to transfer the data)?


#4

You might be able to use HDFView or h5dump. See this FAQ about that:

I understand that Pandas has an option to convert to csv.


#5

ken.walker

      [Ken Walker](https://forum.hdfgroup.org/u/ken.walker)




    September 13

That’s what I assumed, thanks for confirming.

How do folks connect HDF5 to Excel (besides using an intermediate file to transfer the data)?

I understand that both R and python can read at least some hdf5 files and write Excel xlsx

files.


#6

George, Thanks. Yes I am very familiar with Python tools to read HDF5 (both h5py and pytables). I was looking for a way to pull data directly into Excel w/out Python code or an intermediate file. Given the popularity of Excel, I thought this would be a common requirement. Apparently not.