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Re: save translate error message not understood

From: John Darrington
Subject: Re: save translate error message not understood
Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2016 16:40:22 +0100
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On Fri, Jan 15, 2016 at 06:35:37AM -0800, Ben Pfaff wrote:
     On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 08:48:40PM +0100, John Darrington wrote:
     > On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 08:37:20PM +0100, news wrote:
     >      Hi,
     >      I want to export to a csv file and get an error message, but
     >      don't see the error.
     >      Any help appreciated.
     >      C:\Users\Toshiba\Documents\data\EB\save translate.sps.16-22: 
erreur: SAVE
     >      TRANSLATE: Erreur de syntaxe dans 'OUTFILE': Fin de commande 
     >      Fin de commande attendu = end of command attended.
     >      SAVE TRANSLATE 
     >              /TYPE=CSV
     >              /REPLACE
     >              /FIELDNAMES
     >              /CELLS=LABELS.
     > I think you need to write it as /OUTFILE  (with a leading slash).
     Gosh, that's a terrible error message for that problem.

It's also rather unfortunate that SAVE TRANSLATE  *requires* the leading slash
on OUTFILE whereas for SAVE it is prohibited.

However I seem to remember some years ago that was exactly how SPSS behaved.


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