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Date:         Fri, 28 Jul 2006 18:05:08 +0530
Reply-To:     Manmit Shrimali <>
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From:         Manmit Shrimali <>
Subject:      Re: Variable length to maximum
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Thanks staffan but the problem is that I need to do for all variables. I have 550 numeric variables and 39 string variables. Can I use something like all varnum and all var string etc..

Please help.

-----Original Message----- From: Staffan Lindberg [] Sent: Friday, July 28, 2006 5:59 PM To: Manmit Shrimali; SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU Subject: SV: Variable length to maximum

You can do this with the FORMAT statement, i.e.



Staffan Lindberg National Institute of Public Health Sweden

-----Ursprungligt meddelande----- Från: SPSSX(r) Discussion [mailto:SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] För Manmit Shrimali Skickat: den 28 juli 2006 14:21 Till: SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU Ämne: Variable length to maximum

This is rather very simple question. However, after lot of research I still could not find the answer. Can please anyone provide me syntax for setting the variable length to maximum i.e numeric to 40 and string to 255.

Right now I have to manually go in width column of variable view and set it to maximum. I have to set it to maximum as when I have wave 2 data to merge, the length should be the same.

Thanks in advance.

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