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Date:         Mon, 16 May 2011 10:08:04 +0200
Reply-To:     Jon K Peck <>
Sender:       "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Jon K Peck <>
Subject:      Re: Use pivot tables from output as new input
Comments: To: John Test <tt@STARMEDIX.DE>
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A dataset is not realized as a sav file until you actually save it. OMS can create datasets or sav files. DATASET ACTIVATE switches the active dataset to another open dataset.

The Notes table identifies which dataset (or file) was used for a procedure. The journal file records all your syntax history.

If you want to document the dataset further, you can use Utilities>Data File Comments (ADD DOCUMENT) to create text that will be saved with the file. You can also use custom file attributes (DATAFILE ATTRIBUTE) for documentation. These attributes can be read using programmability for automation purposes.

If you want to add text to the Viewer contents, you can use the COMMENT command to write to the log block, or you can use the TEXT extension command to produce more visible text blocks.


Jon Peck Senior Software Engineer, IBM new phone: 720-342-5621

From: John Test <tt@STARMEDIX.DE> To: SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU, Jon K Peck/Chicago/IBM@IBMUS Date: 05/16/2011 08:59 AM Subject: Re: Use pivot tables from output as new input

Hi Jon, thanks! with activate dataset you mean load? Just an idea: As far as we learned, there is no easy possibility to tag the used dataset with timestamp version etc. in the output viewer to see easily after years which dataset was used for analysis. Is it possible to use OMS or something else to ouput the whole dataset (if not too lage...) to the viewer for documentation? Thanks!


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