Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 18:02:45 -0500
Reply-To: Sam Ballard <sballard@SDCCD.EDU>
Sender: "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Sam Ballard <sballard@SDCCD.EDU>
Subject: Strange Error Message
I'm processing a DAT file and I'm getting the error below. The case that
the error references appears to be blank in the raw file. I guess it is
possible there is a ghost character in the cell.
Has anyone encountered this problem?
Does anyone have a solution?
Why would the software insert an exclamation point?
>Warning # 1158
>An invalid character was encountered in a field read under an A format.
>double-byte data such as Japanese, Chinese, or Korean text, this could be
>caused by a single character being split between two fields. The
>will be treated as an exclamation point.
>Command line: 14049 Current case: 1026 Current splitfile group: 1
>Field contents: '!!!!!'
>Record number: 1026 Starting column: 240 Record length: 8192
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