Date: Tue, 8 Sep 1998 09:08:47 -0500
Reply-To: "Tverdek, Edward" <etverdek@SPSS.COM>
Sender: "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: "Tverdek, Edward" <etverdek@SPSS.COM>
Subject: Re: System registry object
REREG.BAT didn't exist until SPSS 8.0, though Fabrizio
is on the right track. In an SPSS 7.5 installation,
there are a few more steps necessary to properly register
pivot table objects. I've appended a note below which
describes the process. Note that all files referred to
will be found on the server in a network installation, so
all paths to executable files should refer to the SPSS
directory on the server (though this should be done from
the workstation experiencing the problem).
SPSS Technical Support
When we try to edit a pivot table in
SPSS for Windows 7.5 Output Navigator, we
get the message: "Failed to create object.
Make sure the object is entered in the
system registry." What is happening?
SPSS pivot table objects have not been
correctly entered into the registry.
To fix this problem follow these steps
in this order:
1) Close SPSS. Go to directory where
SPSS is installed and double-click on the
file called "regpurge.bat". This may take
a minute or two to run, after it finishes
you can close the window. (**Please note:
running this file "regpurge.bat" will
re-set all your preferences, like default
Table Looks and Toolbar customizations.)
2) In the SPSS directory, double-click on
the file called "newuser.bat". This should
take a second to run, after it finishes
close the window.
3) In Windows 95, go to the Start button,
then Run the following command:
(**Note: You want to substitute the correct path
where you have SPSS installed. In this example
the path it c:\Program~1\SPSS which actually
stands for c:\Program Files\SPSS which is the
default installation directory. If you have
it installed in Program Files you want to type
it as Progra~1 like this example.)
4) In the SPSS directory, double-click on the
file called "rereg75.bat".
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Fabrizio Arosio [SMTP:Fabrizio_Arosio@ROTTA.COM]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 08, 1998 5:40 AM
> To: SPSSX-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU
> Subject: Re: System registry object
> Maybe during the installation process something done wrong: it seems
> that not all spss objects are correctly registered into your system
> I don't know how the network installation was made: have you a local
> folder where are there some files of the spss program? Or all the
> spss program file are in a folder of the network file server?
> The only way I can think of registering the spss objects is to run the
> rereg.bat file located in the folder where spss is installed.
> That batch uses both dregedit. exe and dregedit.dat files: make
> sure that they are present into the spss installation folder before
> running the batch. If they aren't into the spss local folder (that is,
> present into your PC hard disk), look for them into the server
> spss folder.
> If you have successfully executed rereg.bat but, after having
> restarted your PC the problem persists, things become
> more complicated: maybe you have to modify the
> dregedit.dat file (it is a text file) by changing the text
> containing the path of the spss installation folder (if
> dregedit.dat is in the server, than ask for help to the
> server administrator).
> Hope this helps,
> Monza (Mi) - Italy
> Damian Birney <damian@PSY.UQ.EDU.AU> on 08/09/98 09.36.13
> Please respond to Damian Birney <damian@PSY.UQ.EDU.AU>
> To: SPSSX-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU
> cc: (bcc: Fabrizio Arosio/RRL/IT)
> Subject: System registry object
> I'm a new user to SPSS 7.5.1 and am fumbling around the output navigator.
> When I try to double click on some output (e.g., a frequency table) or I
> try to copy the output to the clipboard, I get the following error:
> "Failed to create object. Make sure the object is entered in the system
> This does not happen with charts.
> Is this something to do with the installation (it is over a network), or a
> setting within SPSS I need to change.
> If anyone can help me out here and suggest what I should do, I would be
> very grateful.
> Damian Birney
> Dept. of Psychology
> University of Queensland.