Date: Wed, 31 May 2006 09:17:45 +0200
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Subject: Re: Minor hassle
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I recognize your hassle.
I make syntax files for researchers at our institute and sometimes they get errors about some data file not being found while that file simply sits in the same directory as the syntax file.
If you start up SPSS through the start->programs->etc menu or through a link at the desktop, it seems it will allway try to look for files in its own directory.
The work around i tell them is to make sure SPSS is not running and to double click on the syntax file. For some reason obscure to me, then SPSS will try to locate files in (or save them into)the folder in wich the syntax file that was used to start up SPSS sits.
It might work the same with sav-files.
It would be nice if SPSS, when asked for some location be it for reading or writing, would look first in the folder mentioned in the link with wich you start up SPSS (the line: 'begin in').
Ing. C.P.J. de Boer
afd. Datamanagement & Systeembeheer
(020) 44 49828
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> [mailto:SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU]Namens Hector
> Verzonden: woensdag 31 mei 2006 2:17
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> Onderwerp: Minor hassle
> I am sending again this question because my previous message
> bounced for no reason the first time I sent it.
> It is about a minor hassle for which there might be a
> solution: When I am
> exporting pivot tables in Excel format and try to specify the
> destination of
> the output Excel file, SPSS by default chooses the SPSS
> program folder,
> forcing me to trace my way back to My Documents and the
> specific folder I
> want. I have set SPSS to start in My Documents, and that
> works fine for
> opening the session but not for exporting output. Is there any way of
> establishing an Export folder by default? Something like SET
> would be great, but I'm only asking for anything that works.