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PM85225: ILLEGAL VARIABLE NAMES FROM EXCEL ARE RENAMED INAPPROPRIATELY (E.G. 'MY VARNAME' BECOMES 'V12')

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • In v 21 when importing from Excel, if the variable name contains
    an illegal character like a space or a . it renames the variable
    to V18 or V23 -- the number corresponding to the position of the
    variable in the file.  In other manifestations, it simply strips
    the '.' character from the fieldname.
    

Local fix

  • This issue will be addressed in a future 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 of SPSS Statistics wanting to read from MS Excel       *
    * (*.xlsx) files                                               *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * ILLEGAL VARIABLE NAMES FROM EXCEL ARE RENAMED                *
    * INAPPROPRIATELY                                              *
    * (E.G. 'MY VARNAME' BECOMES 'V12')                            *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Update to SPSS Statistics 21.0 Fixpack 2 (21.0.0.2)          *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • This issue has been resolved for SPSS Statistics 21.0 Fixpack 2
    (21.0.0.2)
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM85225

  • Reported component name

    SPSS STATISTICS

  • Reported component ID

    5725A54ST

  • Reported release

    L00

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2013-03-20

  • Closed date

    2013-11-27

  • Last modified date

    2013-11-27

  • 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

  • RM00 PSN

       UP

  • RM00 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: SPSS Statistics
Statistics Desktop

Software version: 21.0

Reference #: PM85225

Modified date: 2013-11-27