|Date: ||Tue, 11 Apr 2006 11:00:25 -0700|
|Reply-To: ||"Charles F. Munat" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Sender: ||"SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||"Charles F. Munat" <email@example.com>|
|Subject: ||multiple related datasets|
|Content-Type: ||text/plain; charset=UTF-8; format=flowed|
I'm new to SPSS. I've searched the archives and the documentation, but
can't find an answer to my question. I'm probably looking for the wrong
The situation is this: I have several tables of data from various survey
instruments in a relational database (PostgreSQL). I've pulled the data
out into tab-separated value files, which I've imported into SPSS. So
far no problem.
However, this creates individual .SAV files which seem to be entirely
unrelated. Is there a way to pull all of these datasets into a single
file? Or is there some what to create a library (even if the files
themselves are separate) so that the datasets are linked together on the
Any help appreciated -- even a link to appropriate online instructions
or some ideas for what to look under in the Help manual. I looked at
merge, but that seems to be about adding more data to a dataset, not
linking sets together.
Note: I'm using SPSS 11 for Mac OS X.
The University of Washington Behavior Research Center (UWBRC)