Date: Wed, 24 Apr 1996 12:23:17 -0500
Reply-To: "Bruce L. Peterson" <brucep@SPSS.COM>
Sender: "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: "Bruce L. Peterson" <brucep@SPSS.COM>
Organization: SPSS Inc.
Subject: Re: .SAV File Formats
Karl Ratcliff wrote:
> I'm using SPSS for Windows 6.1 and have a large amount of data that needs
> transferring into an SPSS data file format. In order to do this I could
> do with the file formats for SPSS data files as I intend to write the data
> format conversion functions myself. I feel this is a better route than trying
> to import via Excel or any other package then export to SPSS as a lot of the
> formatting is lost. If someone could point me in the right direction it
> would be most useful,
We can save you a little bit of work. Check the WWW page (www.spss.com). You
find three files. One describes our file format. The next is a description of
API for reading and writing SPSS system files. The last is the SPSSIO.DLL that
do the work for you. Just write to the API.
Hope this helps.
Bruce L. Peterson * Internet firstname.lastname@example.org
Manager, Technical Operations * Voice 312/329-3655
SPSS Inc * FAX 312/329-3668
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