Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2002 15:01:37 -0700
Reply-To: Seumas Rogan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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From: Seumas Rogan <email@example.com>
Subject: SPSS dates in V10.05 and V11.0.1
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I had a file which contained date fields in MMDDYY in SPSS 10.0.5. All of
the dates occurred in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 or 2002.
I recently upgraded to SPSS 11.0.1 and now have some problems with the
date fields. As far as I can tell, all of the dates in 2000, 2001 and 2002
have been changed to 1900, 1901 and 1902.
I understand from the online help that there is a setting that allows the
user to specify the century range for 2-digit years, but this does not
seem to help me at the moment. I am checking the hardcopies now to make
sure that only the year has been changed, i.e., the month and day are
correct, as I can write syntax to increment the year by 100 and save as a
I would like to know if anyone else has had the same problem, or if you
would have any advice as to why this happened?
Thanks for any advice or comments!