[EpiData-list] Epidata SPSS-Export

EpiData development and support epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca
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

Freiburger Institut fuer angewandte Sozialwissenschaft e.V.
Erasmusstr. 16, D-79098 Freiburg

Telefon: +49-761-288364
Fax:     +49-761-2927493
Web: 	 http://www.fifas.de
E-Mail:	 info at fifas.de

More information about the EpiData-list mailing list