|Date: ||Wed, 29 Jan 1997 16:12:56 GMT|
|Reply-To: ||Richard F Ulrich <wpilib+@PITT.EDU>|
|Sender: ||"SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||Richard F Ulrich <wpilib+@PITT.EDU>|
|Organization: ||University of Pittsburgh|
|Subject: ||Re: SAS & SPSS (portable files)|
Gloria Edwards (gsedward@HAMLET.UNCG.EDU) wrote:
: /* To read in SPSS for Windows, use the "get sas" command in the syntax
: and specify the appropriate directory and file name. For example,
: GET SAS DATA="c:\temp\newport.dat".
: After reading the file into the SPSS Data Editor, you will be able to save
: data as an SPSS for Windows (*.sav) file and open it directly in SPSS.
-- If I read the foregoing note correctly, then the GET SAS procedure
in SPSS is only useful for reading "Portable" files from SAS. And
there is no possibility of reading a SAS binary data-base file.
Is that correct? (I suppose that would explain why a SAS-convert test
did not work, and it is not just a problem with the exact Version number
in SAS that wrote the .SSD file.)
And: What is available in SPSS as procedures that will read binary
databases? Will someone say a few words about ODBC, Open Data Base
Connectivity, and what is practical and available? -- I've got
a friend who is about to be given 8 gigabytes worth of SAS files,
and it would be nice to know what he should do with them to avoid
using SAS any more than he has to - Just once, to translate the
files, might be okay. Keeping TWO copies of the new data does seem
unlikely, for the size considerations.
Rich Ulrich, firstname.lastname@example.org