Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2012 07:26:39 -0800
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Subject: Re: Running syntax [*.sps] from within another syntax file - how
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Does syntax file StandardiseFileFormats.sps work when you run it
interactively? If so, try changing SYNTAX=BATCH to SYNTAX = INTERACTIVE for
your INSERT FILE.
Mark Webb-5 wrote
> Thanks for this Melissa - when I try it I run into the following
> problems - any suggestions?
> I want to open file store1.sav and run the StandardiseFileFormats.sps
> syntax file.
> This syntax files run perfectly if the GUI is used. I start with no sav
> file open.
> My syntax
> Get File = 'C:\MyDocs\Chuck\GamePricing\store1.sav'.
> Insert file = 'C:\MyDocs\Chuck\GamePricing\StandardiseFileFormats.sps'
> SYNTAX=BATCH ERROR=STOP CD=YES ENCODING='UTF8'.
> Error report
> >Error # 4293 on line 13 in column 1024. Text: (End of Command)
> >The variable list is empty.
> >Execution of this command stops.
> >Error # 4390 on line 13 in column 1024. Text: (End of Command)
> >No format was specified where one was required.
> >Note # 214 on line 13. Command name: Formats
> >Due to an error, INSERT and INCLUDE file processing has been
> terminated and
> >the working file has been lost. You may either redefine your data or
> >PASW Statistics.
> >Note # 236
> >All outstanding macros have been terminated, all INSERT and INCLUDE
> >has been terminated, and all outstanding PRESERVE commands have been
> Mark Webb
> Line +27 (21) 786 4379
> Cell +27 (72) 199 1000 [Poor reception]
> Fax +27 (86) 260 1946
> Skype tomarkwebb
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> On 2012/03/07 04:13 PM, Melissa Ives wrote:
>> Look at the Command Syntax Reference for INSERT (or the older INCLUDE
>> *From:*SPSSX(r) Discussion [mailto:SPSSX-L@.UGA] *On
>> Behalf Of *Mark Webb
>> *Sent:* Wednesday, March 07, 2012 7:58 AM
>> *To:* SPSSX-L@.UGA
>> *Subject:* [SPSSX-L] Running syntax [*.sps] from within another syntax
>> file - how to do?
>> I'm struggling to find a usable references to do this. Found a
>> reference to a program runsyntx. This looks awkward & I'm sure there
>> is an easier way.
>> All the references I get assume one opens the syntax file and follow
>> the GUI - Run syntax
>> Mark Webb
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