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Date:         Wed, 7 Mar 2001 13:51:44 -0600
Reply-To:     Carol Albright <syzygy@TC.UMN.EDU>
Sender:       "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Carol Albright <syzygy@TC.UMN.EDU>
Subject:      Re: select by date
Comments: To: Laura Berry <LBERRY@NORTHARK.CC.AR.US>
In-Reply-To:  <E9B23AFD60B1D2119E860090272A7B237AB2F5@constellation.north
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>I've tried this:

>COMPUTE filter_$=(matdate=date.moyr(8,1999).

>filter by filter_$.


Be sure to read the error messages generated when you run syntax. Such as:

<fontfamily><param>Courier New</param><bigger>>Error # 4007 in column 256. Text: (End of Command)

>The expression is incomplete. Check for missing operands, invalid

>operators, unmatched parentheses or excessive string length.

>This command not executed.


Do you have the Log visible in your output file? That's where these clues show up. My sample code had a goof -- I missed the second parentheses at the end of the COMPUTE statement:

COMPUTE filter_$=(matdate=date.moyr(8,1999)).

filter by filter_$.


Now it should run!



Carol L. Albright, MS | E-Mail :

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