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Re: changing variable type deletes whole variable

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: changing variable type deletes whole variable
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2013 23:52:30 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Fri, Jun 14, 2013 at 02:55:50AM +0800, dr soumalya ray wrote:
> hi,
> in PSPP changing the variable type from, say numeric to string or vice-versa, 
> will delete the whole variable. 
> steps:
>       1. launch psppire
>       2. create 2 variables- var1 and var2
>       3. change variable type of var2 to "string"
>       4. enter some data under var1 and var2 (say, 1,2,3,4,5 etc)
>       5. now, again go to the variable view
>       6. change the variable type from "numeric" to "string" for var1
>       7. go to the data view
>       8. all entry under var1 is deleted
>       9. for var2, variable type could be changed from "string" to "numeric" 
> and it will result in the same thing- loss of all data under var2.
>       10. the output in the terminal - "(psppire:28002): 
> LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to remove a child that doesn't believe 
> we're it's parent."

Thank you for the report.  I confirmed the problem by going through your
steps.  I filed this in the online bug tracker and marked it to be fixed
before we release 0.8.0:

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