[EpiData-list] Epidata 4.6.0.4 SPSS-Export

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Tue Dec 15 03:08:09 CST 2020


Dear all,

I have a little problem with the SPSS-Export of the Epidata-Files. When 
you export string variables, you can specify the variable delimiter 
(e.g. "|") but not the text delimiter. The result is a csv file, that is 
imported in SPSS with quotation marks at the start and the end of every 
string variable, even if the variable is empty. I found no way to delete 
these quotation marks during the spss import process except with a quite 
complicated macro.

Is it possible to change the SPSS export?

Kind Regards,

Juergen Spiegel


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