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Date:         Sat, 5 Apr 2008 08:49:10 -0400
Reply-To:     Art@DrKendall.org
Sender:       "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Art Kendall <Art@DrKendall.org>
Organization: Social Research Consultants
Subject:      Re: Merge More Than One File At A Time
Comments: To: Hans Chen <spsshanschen@gmail.com>
In-Reply-To:  <12abd87a0804041902i6a006529o30793e050c55e4ad@mail.gmail.com>
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The documentation says that you can. I cannot test this because I am moving to a newer PC and need to figure out licenses.

However for version 16 <help> says (emphasis added) says

MATCH FILES FILE={'savfile'|'dataset'} *[TABLE={'savfile'|'dataset'}] * {* } {* }

[/RENAME=(old varnames=new varnames)...]

[/IN=varname]

/FILE=... *[TABLE= ...]*

[/BY varlist]

[/MAP]

[/KEEP={ALL** }] [/DROP=varlist] {varlist}

[/FIRST=varname] [/LAST=varname]

the version 9 manual says: (emphasis added) A separate TABLE command must be used to specify *each *lookup file . . ..

Art Kendall Social Research Consultants

Hans Chen wrote: > Dear Listers > > I have a main file which has 100 variables, and also I have 5 files. I just > wonder whether I can merge then at one time? Althorugh I know We can merge > them one file each time? Your suggestion will be highly appreciated. > > Thanks! > > ====================== > MATCH FILES /FILE=* > /TABLE='C:\Documents and Settings\Hans\My Documents\FILE1.sav' > /TABLE='C:\Documents and Settings\Hans\My Documents\FILE2.sav' > /TABLE='C:\Documents and Settings\Hans\My Documents\FILE3.sav' > /TABLE='C:\Documents and Settings\Hans\My Documents\FILE4.sav' > /TABLE='C:\Documents and Settings\Hans\My Documents\FILE5.sav' > /BY RESPNO. > EXECUTE. > -- > Hans Chen > Canada > > ===================== > To manage your subscription to SPSSX-L, send a message to > LISTSERV@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU (not to SPSSX-L), with no body text except the > command. To leave the list, send the command > SIGNOFF SPSSX-L > For a list of commands to manage subscriptions, send the command > INFO REFCARD > > >

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