Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2002 18:39:53 +0200
Reply-To: Asesoría Bioestadística
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From: Asesoría Bioestadística
Subject: Re: Compatibility of different versions of .sav files
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As far as I know, "sav" files are compatible from version 5 to 11. "Spo" files
are another issue.
"McGee, Magnus" ha escrito:
> Dear All,
> Over the next few months I am going to join that happy bad of SPSS users who
> have had their OS upgraded from Win98 to Win2000. At the same time SPSS
> will be upgraded from Version 10 to Version 11.
> A few colleagues have already made the move. Unfortunately this includes
> someone who sends data to me on a regular basis. So, here I am to ask about
> the implications.
> (1) Can Version 11 read version 10 datasets?
> (I assume this will be taken as read.)
> (2) Can Version 10 read Version 11 datasets?
> (3) Is (2) always the case?
> (There's usually someone out there with a counter example.
> It is particularly important here as the college frequently
> captures data from Access2000)
> (4) If in doubt use a portable datafile.
> Do portable datafiles retain variable labels and variable values?
> (5) Does (1) apply for portable files?
> And may I be the first to wish you a Happy Thanks Giving?!
> Magnus McGee
> Senior Statistician
> Health Services Research Unit
> University of Aberdeen
> AB25 2ZD
> Tel: 01224 559219
> Fax: 01224 663087