On Fri, Jun 14, 2013 at 02:55:50AM +0800, dr soumalya ray wrote:
> in PSPP changing the variable type from, say numeric to string or vice-versa, will delete the whole variable.
> 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: https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/index.php?39252