Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2006 00:00:30 -0400
Reply-To: Richard Ristow <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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From: Richard Ristow <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: DATASET duplicating, SPSS 14: Best practice?
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>>I have a dataset named Thompson_exampledata. It is active. I want to
>>make a copy of it in a new dataset named Thompson_exampledata. The
>>following syntax seems to have worked:
>>DATASET NAME Thompson_ToWide.
>>DATASET ACTIVATE Thompson_exampledata.
>>DATASET COPY Thompson_ToWide.
>>DATASET ACTIVATE Thompson_ToWide.
>>It seems a little clumsy. Is there another, better way?
At 08:54 AM 4/22/2006, Oliver, Richard wrote:
>All you need is the last two commands in your example:
>dataset copy newdatasetname. /*make a copy of the active dataset.
>dataset activate newdatasetname. /*activate the copy.
And Richard Oliver is quite right. What I'd missed is that
DATASET COPY <name>.
creates its destination dataset, if that does not exist. (And that is