Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2003 23:00:33 +0100
Reply-To: Roland van der Laak <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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From: Roland van der Laak <email@example.com>
Subject: exporting .sav-file to excel
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I'm wondering if there are any problems one could encounter when from SPSS you save your initial .sav-file as an .xls (excel)-file. I know of the restriction of 256 variables, not printing value labels but values, and the fact that user missing values are printed differently in excel, but are there ANY other reasons one should not save the .sav-file as .xls ? One of my colleagues argues one should always first save the .sav-file as a .dbf-file and then import it into excel, but I save as .xls from SPSS all of the times and didn''t encounter any problems yet...