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Date:         Wed, 28 Mar 2012 04:16:39 -0700
Reply-To:     GauravSrivastava <srivastgaurav@gmail.com>
Sender:       "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         GauravSrivastava <srivastgaurav@gmail.com>
Subject:      Re: SPSS data file to ASCII card data file
In-Reply-To:  <1332931928098-5600089.post@n5.nabble.com>
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Hi David,

Thanks for your prompt reply. Let me brief you about floating data, may be it's not a right word which create confusion. suppose I have a multi-response question with 1 to 10 categories and a respondent answer 1,2,4,6,8th categories. with my below code I can capture the data in ASCII at 1st, 2nd, 4th, 6th and 8th column position for this respondent. Now I want to capture it straight at 1-5 column position without any blank (3rd and 5th in above case) which I am saying floating data.

Hope this make it more clear. Please revert me ASAP.

Regards, Gaurav

On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 4:22 PM, David Marso [via SPSSX Discussion] < ml-node+s1045642n5600089h83@n5.nabble.com> wrote:

> Perhaps you would be so kind and enlighten us to what you mean by a > "floating data file"? > I have never heard that particular expression before in 30 years of doing > data analysis ;-). > I am not even going to attempt to apply my incomparable ESPss intuitions > to second guess. > Note FWIW: SPSS respects the ancient FORTRAN record specifications in case > it helps. > What the following shall convey is that you can (and should) instruct SPSS > to place *ANY* variable into *ANY* location you desire in the output file > (Fd.w,A,N,X etc). > DATA LIST FREE / A B C D (4F). > BEGIN DATA > 1 2 3 4 > end data > STRING ALPHA (A8). > COMPUTE alpha="abcdefgh". > WRITE OUTFILE "C:\test1.txt" /A B C D (4(F8.3,1X/)). > 1.000 > 2.000 > 3.000 > 4.000 > > WRITE OUTFILE "C:\test2.txt" /A alpha B alpha C alpha D alpha > (4(F8.3,1X,A8/)). > EXE. > > 1.000 abcdefgh > 2.000 abcdefgh > 3.000 abcdefgh > 4.000 abcdefgh > > WRITE OUTFILE "C:\test3.txt" /A alpha B alpha C alpha D alpha > (2(F8.3,1X,A8/N4,1X,A8/)). > EXE. > 1.000 abcdefgh > 0002 abcdefgh > 3.000 abcdefgh > 0004 abcdefgh > > GauravSrivastava wrote > Hi ALL, > > I am trying to convert the SPSS data into ASCII card data. I am using > below code to convert it: > > GET FILE ='C:\Users\Gaurav S\Documents\Projects\Data Check\5687 - J&J Mega > Tracker\Adult\HONGKONG\Data\p752065020_gsrivastava_20562058.sav'. > WRITE OUTFILE = 'C:\Users\Gaurav S\Documents\Projects\Data Check\5687 - > J&J Mega Tracker\Adult\HONGKONG\Data\DataCrd.dat' > RECORDS=10 > /1 RespID 1-6 (N) '01' 7-8 R1 9 R2 10-11 (N) Respondent_ID 12-62 (A) > /2 RespID 1-6 (N) '02' 7-8 Q1 9 Q21 10 Q22 11 Q23 12 Q24 13 > /3 RespID 1-6 (N) '03' 7-8 Data2 9-13 (comma,2) > /4 RespID 1-6 (N) '04' 7-8 R1_01 11-12(N) R1_02 13-14(N) R1_03 15-16(N) > R1_04 17-18(N) R1_05 19-20(N)R1_06 21-22(N)R1_07 23-24(N)R1_08 > 25-26(N)R1_09 27-28(N)R1_10 29-30(N)R1_99 31-32(N). > Execute. > > It's working fine but it giving me a fixed width card ASCII data. I need > the floating data file. > > Please help. I need it urgently. > > Regards, > Gaurav > > > > ------------------------------ > If you reply to this email, your message will be added to the discussion > below: > > http://spssx-discussion.1045642.n5.nabble.com/SPSS-data-file-to-ASCII-card-data-file-tp5599936p5600089.html > To unsubscribe from SPSS data file to ASCII card data file, click here<http://spssx-discussion.1045642.n5.nabble.com/template/NamlServlet.jtp?macro=unsubscribe_by_code&node=5599936&code=c3JpdmFzdGdhdXJhdkBnbWFpbC5jb218NTU5OTkzNnwtMjExMDg3MDM5MQ==> > . > NAML<http://spssx-discussion.1045642.n5.nabble.com/template/NamlServlet.jtp?macro=macro_viewer&id=instant_html%21nabble%3Aemail.naml&base=nabble.naml.namespaces.BasicNamespace-nabble.view.web.template.NabbleNamespace-nabble.view.web.template.NodeNamespace&breadcrumbs=notify_subscribers%21nabble%3Aemail.naml-instant_emails%21nabble%3Aemail.naml-send_instant_email%21nabble%3Aemail.naml> >

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