I am brand new to the forum and I have a question that I can't find an answer for.
I have taken over a project that somebody else had started. There is a cleaned file with approximately 100 cases in it that the other person completed before leaving. There are another hundred odd cases to be added to the file (the whole thing has been downloaded from Qualtrics as an SPSS file). The previously completed file is nicely set up in SPSS with recoded variables and computed subscale scores etc. From what I can gather from the forums, I can't just add the new cases as the recoded and computed variables that were created won't automatically recode and compute for the added cases. I understand that what I need to do is rerun the syntax, but (you can probably see where this is going), there was no syntax saved.
I am assuming the original recoding etc was done using the menu functions and not syntax. Is there any way to retrieve the syntax for the recomputed variables? I am guessing the answer is probably no and I will just have to start from scratch with the whole data set, but it would be fabulous if there was a way. Any help would be appreciated. Apologies if I am not making sense here.
Thanks in advance.