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Date:         Sat, 29 Mar 2003 22:13:11 -0500
Sender:       "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         "Arthur J. Kendall" <>
Organization: Social Research Consultants
Subject:      Re: Merging Files
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If the following does not address your problem, please post the syntax and a small amount of data demonstrating the problem.

new file. data list fixed /TYPE 1-9 (a) ASSETS 10-12. begin data Ibm 150 Sun 200 end data. save outfile = 'c:\temp\orgs.sav'.

new file. data list fixed /NAME (a8) ADDRESS(a11) TYPE(a9). begin data John Chicago Ibm Steve NYC Ibm Ann NYC Ibm Jack Austin Sun Paul NYC Sun Tim Chicago Xerox end data. list. match file file=* /table= 'c:\temp\orgs.sav' by type. list.

Hope this helps.

Art Social Research Consultants University Park, MD USA (301) 864-5570

Jeff Hayes, Ph.D. wrote: > I have two files - organizations (ORGS) and individuals (INDS). The files > share one variable - TYPE. I would like to merge the two files so as to add > variables from ORGS to INDS, matching on TYPE. So, for instance ... > > ORGS has ... > > TYPE ASSETS > Ibm 150 > Sun 200 > > INDS has ... > > NAME ADDRESS TYPE > John Chicago Ibm > Steve NYC Ibm > Ann NYC Ibm > Jack Austin Sun > Paul NYC Sun > Tim Chicago Xerox > > The problem arises when I Merge -> Add Variables -> Match on TYPE with Both > Files Provide Cases. SPSS will create ASSETS in the INDS file, but only > populate the first TYPE record with the proper value. So, John has ASSETS of > 150, but Steve and Ann show no data. Matching on External File (ORGS) deletes > all INDS records with no TYPE value in ORGS (i.e., Tim). Is there a workaround > for this? > > Thanks! > > Cheers, > Jeff > > ===== > ======================================= > Jeff Hayes, Ph.D. > Stratalys Research > Washington, DC > > (tel1)202.234.7219 (tel2)202.468.7219 > (fax)202.234.7852 > > __________________________________________________ > Do you Yahoo!? > Yahoo! Platinum - Watch CBS' NCAA March Madness, live on your desktop! > >

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