LISTSERV at the University of Georgia
Menubar Imagemap
Home Browse Manage Request Manuals Register
Previous messageNext messagePrevious in topicNext in topicPrevious by same authorNext by same authorPrevious page (October 2009)Back to main SPSSX-L pageJoin or leave SPSSX-L (or change settings)ReplyPost a new messageSearchProportional fontNon-proportional font
Date:         Fri, 30 Oct 2009 15:29:23 -0700
Reply-To:     Mike Pritchard <>
Sender:       "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Mike Pritchard <>
Subject:      Compare databases
In-Reply-To:  <>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"

Is there a (relatively) easy way to compare SPSS files?

I am trying to correct a problem that has crept in where at least one variable has got messed up. I need to figure out how far back in the versions I need to go, and whether I can simply replace that variable with the original from the Excel file that was downloaded from the survey tool. If I can't just replace the variable in a later version of the SPSS file there is probably quite a bit more work to recode again, and - more important - checking / redoing coding from open-ends.

I'm doing spot checks right now, but it would be great to find a way to test the integrity of multiple variables.

Thanks Mike

===================== 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

Back to: Top of message | Previous page | Main SPSSX-L page