SPSS 24 opens a new untitled dataset when you try to open a syntax file

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alapo
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SPSS 24 opens a new untitled dataset when you try to open a syntax file

Postby alapo » Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:00 pm

Our lab has recently upgraded to SPSS 24. Since then we've had this problem.

When I open a dataset from Windows Explorer it opens up in SPSS no problem (see screenshot here).

I then go back into Windows Explorer and open up the syntax file associated with the dataset and instead of just opening up, it relaunches SPSS and creates an Untitled dataset which it is now associated with (see screenshot and/or video here --For some reason BBCode for img wasn't working).

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQ4qUhHeB2Y&cm_mc_uid=03690394105014857876470&cm_mc_sid_50200000=1485787647

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http://imgur.com/a/9ISf3?cm_mc_uid=03690394105014857876470&cm_mc_sid_50200000=1485787647
Additionally I can't change the active dataset in the syntax as you normally could (screenshot here). This is annoying and rather time consuming. The only work around is if I go into the dataset and click File>Open>Syntax and then the syntax file gets correctly associated. Does anyone know how to turn off this option? I tried looking into Edit>Preferences but couldn't find anything that would cause this.

Thanks to any and all for responses on this.
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Re: SPSS 24 opens a new untitled dataset when you try to open a syntax file

Postby statman » Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:17 pm

Sounds like you need to verify the associations setup
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Re: SPSS 24 opens a new untitled dataset when you try to open a syntax file

Postby alapo » Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:04 pm

Hi Statman,

First off thank you very much for your reply. I'm not sure I fully understand...could you please elaborate on what "verify the associations setup" means and how I can do it? We are supported through a University license.

Again, thank you for your help
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Re: SPSS 24 opens a new untitled dataset when you try to open a syntax file

Postby statman » Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:36 pm

Depending on Windows version, do a search wrt file associations where you can set the default app by file suffix
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Re: SPSS 24 opens a new untitled dataset when you try to open a syntax file

Postby alapo » Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:07 pm

I looked and both .sav and .sps files are set to open with SPSS 24 by default (see images below). Do you have any other suggestions?
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