Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2010 18:23:14 +0200
Reply-To: John F Hall <email@example.com>
Sender: "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: John F Hall <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Merge problems
Do you still have the earlier file? If so you might be better working forward from that again (if you still have the syntax). I've just done a merge of three files (all cases common variables in file1, half cases,but different variables in file2, other half of cases and different variables again in file3) for someone with a similar problem (first time in 20-odd years) and it actually worked first time! One common variable appeared twice, but that was because it had a different spelling in one file.
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike Pritchard
To: 'ViAnn Beadle' ; 'John F Hall' ; SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Sent: Monday, September 13, 2010 4:43 PM
Subject: RE: Merge problems
Sorry for my lack of clarity. There is a subset of variables in the latest
working file (that has been modified through coding/recoding and labeling)
that is also in the other file. The other file is an earlier version with a
few additional variables that were dropped inadvertently from the working
file when some operations - primarily SAVE with a different order - were
done. So I needed to recover these variables.
I don't think UPDATE would work in this case, and there is no need to rename
as the variables are not duplicates.
Thanks for your help.