Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2011 16:21:29 -0500
Reply-To: Rick Oliver <email@example.com>
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From: Rick Oliver <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Extending the "Identify Duplicate Cases..." Procedure Beyond
The Sort Cases command has a limit of 64 sort variables in a single pass.
You should be able to use multiple Sort Cases commands to get around that
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Business Analytics (SPSS)
From: "David B. Nolle" <email@example.com>
Date: 10/14/2011 04:07 PM
Subject: Extending the "Identify Duplicate Cases..." Procedure
Beyond 64 Variables
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Dear SPSS Experts,
I would greatly appreciate seeing any syntax for extending the Identify
Duplicate Cases procedure beyond its current limit of 64 variables. I have
pasted the syntax developed through the SPSS drop down menu and tried to
a variable, but I see that the procedure is stopped by any attempt to sort
on more than 64 keys. Thus, I welcome any syntax that anyone has developed
to identify duplicate cases for more than 64 variables.
I would prefer SPSS syntax as the solution. However, I should note that I
have the Python extension installed; consequently, even though I do not
how one programs in Python, I suspect that, with appropriate guidance, I
could install a Python program if Python script is the answer to my
I welcome your feedback on this matter.
Thank you in advance.
David B. Nolle
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