SPSS - Generate Data Dictionary

I have a client using SPSS that wants to migrate some data to another environment. I don't use SPSS and they client is only a "user" of SPSS, not a guru. I'm looking for a way to generate a data dictionary of their table (1000+ fields). Doesn't have to be "perfectly formatted". But if I can get something close, that would be sufficient. In SQL, you can generate a "Make Table" query, that is a good start towards a data dictionary (field name, type, size...). MS Access has the "Document" feature that is helpful. Is there a way to accomplish something similar in SPSS??
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SPSS does not have a GUI feature to export the data dictionary from a .SAV.  However, this information is accessible with either SPSS syntax or with SPSS' Python integration.  

In syntax, you would probably want to use the OMS command.  See http://spssx-discussion.1045642.n5.nabble.com/Data-Dictionary-in-SPSS-td1092084.html

In Python, you might find this useful: http://www.spss-tutorials.com/create-dictionary-dataset/

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careybrophAuthor Commented:
So, the links you provided were great, but not perfect. Oddly, when it generated the data dictionary, it re-ordered all of the fields alphabetically, which is kinda useless (imho). BUT, it did kinda put me on the right track. I ended up going to the "variable view" tab and I was able to manually copy the content and paste it into a spreadsheet. This gave me what I was looking for. It was very odd that I couldn't export it to a CSV or something.
Thanks for your help. It got the brain juices flowing!
Scott Carey
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