Setting up format of date variables in SPSS

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IvanD
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Setting up format of date variables in SPSS

Postby IvanD » Thu Feb 12, 2015 1:56 pm

Hello,

I am newbie in SPSS.
Probably asking the stupid question.

Where is it possible to set up default date format in SPSS?

So that for every reading from ODBC source database or CSV source date variables are presented in the desired format like dd/mm/yyyy instead of
dd/mon/yyyy for all datasets as changed predefined default format ?

Grateful for any suggestion, idea,...
iopsych
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Re: Setting up format of date variables in SPSS

Postby iopsych » Sun Mar 01, 2015 11:32 pm

Hello Ivan,

To answer your question, there are different date formats with different names when reading in data in SPSS.

You may refer to below links for more information:

http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/spss/modules/dates.htm
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/knowledge ... ormats.htm

Hope this helps.

Yalcin

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