Dear all,

I have a question about importing data from Excel to SPSS. For years now, I work with Excel. Therefore, I find it difficult to work with SPSS; both programs looks quite similar, but I experience many problems, for instance when creating new dummy variables. As a consequence, I prefer using the "IF function" in Excel to make dummies.

My questions: Is it possible to create my complete database in Excel including dummies, and import this file in SPSS? And, may this lead to differences in results compared a database completly created in SPSS?

I though it was possible since dummies were only 0s and 1s, but I am not sure whether created dummy variables in SPSS are a formula rather than a score or not? Otherwise, is there anybody that can explain to me how to create dummies in SPSS (16) stepwise?

Many thanks in advance!

Johnny_H