PM80907: EXTENSION COMMAND DOES NOT READ XML-FILES INTO A RUNNING SESSION OF STATISTICS 21

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • You work with IBM SPSS Statistics 21 and Python Essentials for
    release 21 installed on a Windows computer.
    
    You create a new system environmental variable
    SPSS_EXTENSIONS_PATH and define a user path where you put your
    extension XML files and your Python py files e.g.C:\Extension
    
    Then you launch SPSS Statistics 21. At the startup SPSS will
    normally load all the extension commands which are stored in the
    default extensions folder and the folder as specified in the
    SPSS_EXTENSIONS_PATH.
    
    after you launched the program you copy the some new xml and
    Python files in this folder in order to use new commands in a
    syntax file of the running Statistics 21 session.
    
    Then you want to dynamically activate the new command via the
    extension command and run it in a new syntax window:
    EXTENSION /SPECIFICATION COMMAND="C:\Extension\My new
    command.xml".
    
    Then you type the name of the new command in the syntax.
    Normally when you have autocomplete activated on syntax the new
    command should be listed now on the dropdown list of available
    commands.
    
    But the new command defined in the xml is not listed on the
    dropdown list so it is not dynamically recognized in the running
    session.
    
    However, when you restart Statistics 21 and type your new
    command name on a new syntax window it is recognized as new
    command, so a reboot is required.
    This was reported to IBM SPSS statistics development.
    

Local fix

  • This issue will be addressed in the next Fix Pack. Please refer
    to the Fix Pack schedule at
    http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21599157 for
    information on upcoming Fix Packs.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * Users working with Python                                    *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * You work with IBM SPSS Statistics 21 and Python Essentials   *
    * for                                                          *
    * release 21 installed on a Windows computer.                  *
    *                                                              *
    * You create a new system environmental variable               *
    * SPSS_EXTENSIONS_PATH and define a user path where you put    *
    * your                                                         *
    * extension XML files and your Python py files                 *
    * e.g.C:\Extension                                             *
    *                                                              *
    * Then you launch SPSS Statistics 21. At the startup SPSS will *
    * normally load all the extension commands which are stored in *
    * the                                                          *
    * default extensions folder and the folder as specified in the *
    * SPSS_EXTENSIONS_PATH.                                        *
    *                                                              *
    * after you launched the program you copy the some new xml and *
    * Python files in this folder in order to use new commands in  *
    * a                                                            *
    * syntax file of the running Statistics 21 session.            *
    *                                                              *
    * Then you want to dynamically activate the new command via    *
    * the                                                          *
    * extension command and run it in a new syntax window:         *
    * EXTENSION /SPECIFICATION COMMAND="C:\Extension\My new        *
    * command.xml".                                                *
    *                                                              *
    * Then you type the name of the new command in the syntax.     *
    * Normally when you have autocomplete activated on syntax the  *
    * new                                                          *
    * command should be listed now on the dropdown list of         *
    * available                                                    *
    * commands.                                                    *
    *                                                              *
    * But the new command defined in the xml is not listed on the  *
    * dropdown list so it is not dynamically recognized in the     *
    * running                                                      *
    * session.                                                     *
    *                                                              *
    * However, when you restart Statistics 21 and type your new    *
    * command name on a new syntax window it is recognized as new  *
    * command, so a reboot is required.                            *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * This issue has been addressed in Statistics 21 Fix Pack 1.   *
    * Please upgrade to this version.                              *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • This issue has been addressed in Statistics 21 Fix Pack 1.
    Please upgrade to this version.
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM80907

  • Reported component name

    SPSS STATISTICS

  • Reported component ID

    5725A54ST

  • Reported release

    L00

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2013-01-18

  • Closed date

    2013-03-14

  • Last modified date

    2013-03-14

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    SPSS STATISTICS

  • Fixed component ID

    5725A54ST

Applicable component levels

  • RL00 PSN

       UP

  • RL00 PSY

       UP



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More support for:

SPSS Statistics
Statistics Desktop

Software version:

21.0

Reference #:

PM80907

Modified date:

2013-03-14

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