Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2003 12:23:49 -0400
Reply-To: "Giardina, Todd" <Todd.Giardina@RoswellPark.org>
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From: "Giardina, Todd" <Todd.Giardina@RoswellPark.org>
Subject: merge files
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To clarify, what I have is 2 data files in spss: persons in one file received one treatment, in the other file, they received the same treatment plu another...so both data sets have similar variables(e.g. qw1) though for coding reasons may be labeled dfferently (e.g. qw1 vs qw_1). What I need to do is get a text file of the variables and names used in each data set to compare the names and match up what data fit with which variables...the next step being to sort and match then merge the files so the data fall into place on the similar variables, but data from other variables unqiue to one data set are included in new variables in the total file as well.
Thanks, and sorry if this is not making sense, but I am not sure of the lingo yet used in these questions