[EpiData-list] Re: SPSS

epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca
Sat Apr 26 10:45:02 CDT 2014

In my experience, this happens when there is a problem with delimiters or with non-english characters. Are you exporting any text values?

You can easily look at the xxxx.txt file (with all the data) using a basic text editor like notepad and see if there are extra delimiters or if a line ends early because of a problem saving text. The default delimiter (you have control over this in the latest test version) is | (vertical bar).


On Apr 26, 2014, at 7:07 AM, epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca wrote:

> he problem with exporting to SPSS
> i have a variable called angina which is coded as 1 and 0 for yes and no
> when i export from manager to SPSS, half the varaibels have 1 and 0 but the rest have values-such as 234, 253 etc
> Other variables also  have most correct but some exported like that- another examples even the unique id for a 450 item data set has ~ 50 variables expoted as number 23456, 24567 etc??
> I hope my explanation of my problem is clear
> thank you 
> thambu
> Dr Thambu David S
> Professor and Head
> Medicine Unit 2
> Christian Medical College, Vellore
> 632004, India

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