Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2005 13:35:05 +0800
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From: peng <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: batch example
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Thanks both of you.
I'll try it.
On 11/4/05, Art Kendall <Art@drkendall.org> wrote:
> If you need to create a variable to use in tracing cases with suspicious
> values back to original forms, etc. Then this will not work.
> If you already have a variable in each file that identifies the file,
> or if case ids are sufficient to trace back, then try this.
> I don't know, but you may have to move your files to a folder that follows
> DOS naming (no more than 8 characters).
> It might be safer to move the files to a separate folder in any
> If you have a version of SPSS that Has the host command try something like
> HOST COMMAND= 'dir c:\myfiles\*.txt'
> 'copy c:\myfiles\*.txt c:\myfiles\alltxt.asc'
> 'ren c:\myfiles\alltxt.asc c:\myfiles\alltxt.txt'
> 'dir c:\myfiles\*.txt' .
> If you have an older version, and are under Windows, <start> <run> "cmd"
> then try the commands.
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> peng wrote:
> > I've been using SPSS for quite some time. But I rarely use batch.
> > Now I have a lot of data in txt file, and the structure are the same. I
> >wish to read them in with a batch file. That need a loop in the synax. I
> >don't know how to write loop for char strings(file names), can anyone
> >me? either a paragraph of script or a website to download batch examples
> >would be OK.
> > Thanks a lot.