|Date: ||Wed, 23 Jul 2003 17:12:37 -0400|
|Reply-To: ||Richard Ristow <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
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|From: ||Richard Ristow <email@example.com>|
|Subject: ||Re: merge files|
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At 12:23 PM 7/23/2003 -0400, Giardina, Todd wrote:
>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). [I
>need] 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...
I would say the easiest way to do THAT is
A. Open one of the files
B. Open a *DRAFT* output file
C. In a syntax window, enter and execute the command DISPLAY LABELS
D. Save the draft output file. It will have extension ".RTF", but won't
be too loaded with tags, etc., and can be used as a text file, or made
into one, without too much trouble.
Do the same for the second file, of course.