Date: Mon, 11 May 1998 15:18:49 -0500
Reply-To: "McNeilly, Russ" <rmcneill@SPSS.COM>
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From: "McNeilly, Russ" <rmcneill@SPSS.COM>
Subject: Re: How to import the outputted data to an input table?
To see how SPSS 8.0 can be used to produce formattable ASCII text,
please download the Screen Cam movie:
Create more flexible output: DVIEWER.EXE (943KB)
I hope this helps you.
SPSS Core Products
>From: Thomas Zapf-Schramm[SMTP:Thomas.Zapf-Schramm@HOME.IVM.DE]
>Sent: Monday, May 11, 1998 9:51 AM
>Subject: Re: How to import the outputted data to an input table?
>I can't believe that your programs can not produce ascii data files. I think
>with the old fortran like column oriented input facilities and with input
>programs you can read virtually any kind of data into SPSS. If you have
>always files of the same structure or with the same variables you have to
>write only one setup procedure and use it every time. ODBC import fom ACCESS
>looks more comfortable, but the old way is indeed very flexible. With the
>WRITE and PRINT statement you can produce formatted ASCII output from SPSS,
>that a programm like ACCESS or EXCEL with flexible text reading facilities
>should read. It is only a question of the amount of initial work. If your
>task is repetitive things become rather easy. Reading mainframe data should
>not post problems to the old mainframe dinosaur SPSS. It once was designed to
>read CARD INPUT!!! (I saw this working).
>Gerald Newman schrieb in Nachricht <35570124.C5C78453@earthlink.net>...
> Say, I really sympathize with your problemIn my work I've had to
>use large, 500,000 record, data files downloaded from an IBM AS-400 that
>would not produce any file format that SPPS would read.
> Any ideas that readers can come up with will be appreciated.
>Maybe I can start to use SPSS again.