What I'd like to do, is import data and a syntax that has been provided to me by an online survey software program through SPSS 19 for Mac.
The syntax makes sure that variable names, labels, etc. are connected to the data, at least that is what is supposed to be happening.
However, I've run into an error that seems related to the long labels that are connected to this survey program. It seems SPSS 19 gives an error when more than 256 characters or so are provided as input for the labels (when using the syntax).
Through another computer, I was able to retrieve the information I needed by using SPSS 16; in this case, it worked without problems.
I was wondering if anyone would be able to inform me whether it's possible to do this with SPSS 19 as well.