Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2009 15:29:23 -0700
Reply-To: Mike Pritchard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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From: Mike Pritchard <email@example.com>
Subject: Compare databases
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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.
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