Date: Wed, 1 Jul 1998 16:51:45 GMT
Reply-To: David Marso <marso@SPSS.COM>
Sender: "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: David Marso <marso@SPSS.COM>
Organization: SPSS Inc.
Subject: Re: Setting up data files in SPSS 7.5/8.0
Create a syntax file which defines the column names and definitions.
If you walk through the exercise in a dialog box and then click PASTE
rather than OK you will see an example.
BTW, somehow your message got posted 4 times within 7 minutes.
Is your mouse button stuck?
Melissa Thomas <email@example.com> wrote in article
> At our University, our Institutional Research department obtains a 600
> column data file in ASCII format from our VMS minicomputer to their
> Windows 95 networked PC on a weekly basis. They need to import the data
> into SPSS. I am looking for a permanent way to define the variables
> once, indicating what columns to read for each variable, and then use
> this definition each time they have a new data file created for them.
> Any suggestions ...
> Melissa Thomas
> Information Technology
> Salisbury State University