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Date:         Mon, 17 Jul 2006 09:28:55 -0400
Reply-To:     Gene Maguin <>
Sender:       "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Gene Maguin <>
Subject:      Re: Identifying cases that almost match
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To the syntax you posted, add

compute duplicatename=0. /* add this line.

SORT CASES BY LNAME$ (A) FNAME$ (A). String ShortWholeName (a30). Compute ShortWholeName = Concat (RTRIM(Lname), ", ", SUBSTR(Fname,1,3)). Compute DuplicateName=0. If ShortWholeName=Lag(ShortWholeName) DuplicateName=1.

SORT CASES BY LNAME$ (A) FNAME$ (A) duplicatename (d). /* add. If ShortWholeName=Lag(ShortWholeName) and

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