In my dataset, I am recoding several variables into new ones with the exact same values as before. I thought a simple "Recode var1 into var2" would do this but then I get this error message: "On the RECODE command, the list of variables to be recoded includes the name of a nonexistent variable." Of course I can write it this way: "Recode var1 (1=1) (2=2) (3=3) into var2." However, there are many many values for each variable, and this would take a little while. Is there a simpler, more elegant way to create this syntax?