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Date:         Fri, 17 Sep 2010 04:55:56 -0700
Reply-To:     Bruce Weaver <>
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From:         Bruce Weaver <>
Subject:      Re: combining two datasets
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John F Hall wrote: > > Click > > Help > Command syntax reference: > > Check out MATCH FILES in the manual. > > Open one file to display the data editor (this will be the open file * in > the syntax below). If you have a recent release of SPSS, open the second > file as well. > > Click File > New > syntax to open a new syntax editor and write something > like > > match files file = * / file = <file2.sav> /by <household> . > > You need to specify the full pathway for file2 if you can't have more than > one file open. This syntax will pick up variables from the first file > named, plus any different ones from the second file. The default is all > variables. If you only want certain ones you need to use the sub-command > /KEEP <your varlist>. > > John Hall > > >

For some examples of what John describes here, see the "Merging (MATCH merging) SPSS data files" tutorial found on this page:

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