Date: Fri, 31 May 1996 20:54:23 GMT
Reply-To: Eric White <ewhite@SSC.WISC.EDU>
Sender: "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: Eric White <ewhite@SSC.WISC.EDU>
Organization: UW - Madison
Subject: Re: Data Entry II and SPSS v.6
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, jmay@KINGSWOOD.WIN-UK.NET says...
[stuff cut by ewhite]
>Windows v.6. For some reason the data editor insists on listing the
>variables in what appears to be alphabetical order, regardless of the
>order I went to some lengths to create when I was setting up Data
>Entry. This made a complete nonsense of a frequency table I tried to
>create the other day, because the days of the week do NOT go:
>I worked around the problem by using the data editor to create some new
>variables, at the end of the file, consisting of the days of the week
>in their correct order.
>But surely there must be a better way to preserve the order of the
>variables? I remember that SPSS/PC+ had commands for altering the order
>of the variables in the file. Is there something similar in the Windows
>version? I have checked the manual, but can't find "reorder vars" or
>"change variable order" or anything like this.
>All suggestions gratefully received.
You can fix this by choosing 'preferences' under the 'edit' menu, and
selecting 'file' rather than 'alphabetical' for variable display order.