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Re: changing variable type deletes whole variable

From: dr soumalya ray
Subject: Re: changing variable type deletes whole variable
Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2013 20:43:07 +0800 (SGT)

thank you.
Dr Soumalya Ray <address@hidden>

From: Ben Pfaff <address@hidden>
To: dr soumalya ray <address@hidden>
Cc: "address@hidden" <address@hidden>
Sent: Friday, 14 June 2013 12:22 PM
Subject: Re: changing variable type deletes whole variable

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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