PM59716: NEW VARIABLE BASED ON VARIABLE CREATED USING AN N25 IN QUANTUM WILL HAVE INCORRECT MEAN AND STANDARD DEVIATION.

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APAR status

  • Closed as fixed if next.

Error description

  • If you create a new variable using the "based on" feature
    pointing to an existing variable containing mean and standard
    deviation values, the new variable will incorrectly show a mean
    value of 1 and blank standard deviation.  This appears to happen
    on any categorical variable that was generated using an n25 in
    Quantum.
    
    Workaround:
    Depending on what the user is trying to accomplish, a workaround
    is to edit the original variable and do a "Save variable as".
    When duplicating the original variable in this way, the mean and
    standard deviation are retained.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * Users of IBM SPSS Data Collection Survey Reporter            *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * If you create a new variable using the "based on" feature    *
    * pointing to an existing variable containing mean and         *
    * standard                                                     *
    * deviation values, the new variable will incorrectly show a   *
    * mean                                                         *
    * value of 1 and blank standard deviation.  This appears to    *
    * happen                                                       *
    * on any categorical variable that was generated using an n25  *
    * in                                                           *
    * Quantum.                                                     *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Upgrade to IBM SPSS Data Collection 7.0                      *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM59716

  • Reported component name

    SPSS SURVEY RPT

  • Reported component ID

    5725A78RD

  • Reported release

    601

  • Status

    CLOSED FIN

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2012-03-05

  • Closed date

    2013-03-18

  • Last modified date

    2013-03-18

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Fix information

Applicable component levels

  • R700 PSN

       UP

  • R700 PSY

       UP



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Document information


More support for:

SPSS Data Collection
Survey Reporter Desktop

Software version:

6.0.1

Reference #:

PM59716

Modified date:

2013-03-18

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