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help in SPSS reading the import delimited text file

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Hello everyone, i have question please.
I have imported text file which contains numeric and string. the problem is the string names doesn't show in its full name, there are missing characters in it. i clicked in Variable view and i changed the string characters to 4, because the maximum word such as ICMP is 4 characters. i saved the work, restart the SPSS, the  string characters is 4 but I see ICMP as ICM, which means there is a missing character the 4th one!!  if i open the file in notepad or excel i can see the full name. any help

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*sorry i could not find the SPSS in the search to match my topic
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Are you using the SPSS text importer?  If so, you need to specify there what your delimiters, lengths, etc. are _while importing_.  But the specific options you'll need depend on what your original text file looks like.  You can't modify this in SPSS later.
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super ... you are great man... Thanks a lot
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To: richdiesalPosted, can i invite you to participate in the next question please.. i do not know how to invite you there, but i will come back here and past the link for it.
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here is my question i hope you can find it.


SPSS selection some records and save it on another file
Asked by: reoroman
Hello everyone. I want to ask question regarding SPSS or if we can do the same work in EXCEL.

suppose i have file which contains 500000 records and in spss it looks like this
v1    v2      v3
2      3        1
23    34      2
43    5        1
34    6        3

okay... so in V3 there are only 1, 2 and 3 numbers which means something to me.
i want to take 1000 records from v1, v2 which only belong to number 1 in v3. and save it on my desktop..
how can i do that?
thanks
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