Match files dialogue box not working in SPSS 16.0

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Match files dialogue box not working in SPSS 16.0

Postby Rob » Fri Nov 16, 2007 3:16 pm

Hello folks,

When trying to match two files on a key variable in SPSS 16.0 I cannot get the proper syntax generated. No matter what parameters I put into the dialogue box, they syntax generated does a simple side-by side join, not on key variables.

I've had no trouble with this in the last several versions of the software, and when I write code it seems to work alright.

Help?

Cheers,

Rob
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Postby abu » Fri Nov 23, 2007 1:35 pm

Hi Rob,

This is a defect in SPSS 16.0.0 and has been reported to SPSS Development for remediation in a future release. In the meantime, please paste your command syntax and add the /BY subcommand by hand:

MATCH FILES /FILE=*
/TABLE='C:\work\temp1.sav'
/BY id.
EXECUTE.

SPSS apologizes for the inconvenience.

Regards
Anja

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