Date: Fri, 26 Feb 1999 12:08:52 -0600
Reply-To: Rick Oliver <richard@SPSS.COM>
Sender: "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: Rick Oliver <richard@SPSS.COM>
Organization: SPSS Inc.
Subject: Re: running SPSS in batchmode
Gaston Hilkhuysen wrote in message <firstname.lastname@example.org>...
>Back in the 'good old days' scheduling SPSS jobs on an IBM mainframe was
>daily practice. It was so nice to come back the other day to see that the
>job had crashed in the first second during execurion at nigth. Later on the
>PC version the command
>c:\> spsspc <commandfile.inc >outputfile.lst
>did the job.
>But no kidding, can anyone tell me how to schedule jobs with SPSS 8.0 under
>win95? I also would like to redirect to another output file each time I
>start another syntax file.
>Any help is warmly appreciated,
Use the production facility to create a production job, and then use the
following information from the SPSS online help system:
Command line switches enable you to schedule production jobs to run at
certain times with scheduling utilities like the one available in Microsoft
Plus!. You can run production jobs from a command line with the following
-r. Runs the production job. If the production job contains any user
prompts, you must supply the requested information before the production job
-s. Runs the production job and suppresses any user prompts or alerts. The
default user prompt values are used automatically.
You should provide the full path for both the production facility
(SPSSPROD.EXE) and the production job, and both should be enclosed in
quotes, as in:
"c:\program files\spss\spssprod.exe" "c:\spss\datajobs\prodjob.spp" -s