Date: Wed, 15 Jan 1997 17:17:17 PST
Reply-To: Melvin Klassen <KLASSEN@UVVM.UVIC.CA>
Sender: "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: Melvin Klassen <KLASSEN@UVVM.UVIC.CA>
Subject: Re: Reading recfm= v or vb
Willie Sanchez <PCZBH@CUNYVM.CUNY.EDU> writes:
>Has anyone had any experience reading variable or variable blocked datasets
>with spss?? Is it possible? Does it require an input program to instruct spss
>as to where to start reading different variables based on other fields in
>file that may have occurence information in it??
An 'INPUT PROGRAM' is the easiest way to do this.
The 'REREAD' command is very useful to "define data in light of information
gleaned from a previous reading of the record". (A quote from the FM)