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Date:         Mon, 17 May 2004 16:53:07 -0400
Sender:       "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Francois Brisebois <>
Subject:      INCLUDing multiple files to read a dataset
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I'm trying to read a large ASCII dataset using all the necessary syntax information stored in 4 different files: one file contains the entire DATA LIST syntax, one the MSSING VALUE, one the VALUE LABEL, and one the VARIABLE LABEL.

Here is what I tried (among others):

INCLUDE FILE = 'D:\missing.sps'. INCLUDE FILE = 'D:\valuelab.sps'. INCLUDE FILE = 'D:\varlabel.sps'. FILE HANDLE INFILE/NAME = 'D:\rawdata.txt'. INCLUDE FILE = 'D:\SAS_SPSS\hs_i.sps'. execute.

The result is that the dataset is created correctly, but the missing values and labels are not assigned (they are ignored). What am I doing wrong, and how can I read this file using the smallest number of code possible. Thanks.


Note: If I open the files in SPSS and submit them sequentially, then of course it works fine, however, I want to be able to submit everything in one shot with only a few lines of codes.

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