Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2006 20:29:53 -0500
Reply-To: Lisa Stickney <Lts1@ptd.net>
Sender: "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Lisa Stickney <Lts1@ptd.net>
Subject: Re: empty file message
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This is a recognized problem with HLM v6. I encountered this problem in
August, and got around it by saving my SPSS files in a SAS format then read
the SAS file into HLM. I did this and found this worked particularly well
with SAS transport files.
Alternatively, in October, SSI released v6.02. According to SSI, it is
compatibile with data files created using both SPSS14 and SPSS15. I am in
the process of upgrading and have not tested it yet, but I see no reason it
I hope this helps and good luck.
Lisa T. Stickney
The Fox School of Business
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Wu" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2006 1:27 PM
Subject: empty file message
> Recently, when I used two SPSS files (level 1 and level 2) to create an
> HLM mdm file, I got the following message. I am wondering this is an
> SPSS problem or HLM problem. Because these two files works last year for
> my class. I have these two files upload to university's network system
> called UB Learns.
> The message error message from HLM says: "Invalid dictionary subtype in
> SPSS level 1. and LOS1.sav is an empty file. Actually, I can open
> LOS1.sav by SPSS (v.14), it is not an empty file. The same two files I
> used to upload to university computer are fine, I can use them to create
> the HLM .mdm file without any problem. Any idea, what is wrong with
> these two files.