PM87887: COM AND COMP NO LONGER RECOGNIZED AS ABBREVIATION FOR COMPUTE

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • You work with IBM SPSS Statistics 21.x and often use syntax
    files with abbreviated commands such as COM or COMP for COMPUTE.
    However, in 21 when you run an abbreviated COMPUTE you get the
    following message:
    
    >Error # 22.  Command name: COMP
    >The first word in the line is not recognized as an SPSS
    Statistics command.
    >You may have attempted to abbreviate the first word of a
    command name
    >excessively, i.e.  the abbreviation is ambiguous.
    >Execution of this command stops.
    
    As in each Statistics release new commands are introduced the
    abbreviation COMP is now
    ambiguous with COMPARE DATASET and COM is ambiguous with COMMENT
    command. Please also note that COM should not be used at all:
    page 41: Syntax Reference manual of release 21:
    'Many command names and keywords can be abbreviated to the first
    three or more characters
    that can be resolved without ambiguity. For example, COMPUTE can
    be abbreviated to COMP
    but not COM because the latter does not adequately distinguish
    it from COMMENT'
    
    However, as the reference manual stated that COMP should be a
    valid abbreviation for COMP the issue was reported to
    development to enforce the program to run COMPUTE command first
    and not COMPARE DATASET command when a syntax include COMP.
    This change is expected to be addressed in a future release.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * see APAR text                                                *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * COM AND COMP NO LONGER RECOGNIZED AS ABBREVIATION FOR        *
    * COMPUTE                                                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * This issue has been addressed in IBM SPSS Statistics 21 Fix  *
    * Pack 2                                                       *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • This issue has been addressed in IBM SPSS Statistics 21 Fix Pack
    2
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM87887

  • Reported component name

    SPSS STATISTICS

  • Reported component ID

    5725A54ST

  • Reported release

    L00

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2013-04-26

  • Closed date

    2013-11-25

  • Last modified date

    2013-11-25

  • 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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Document information


More support for:

SPSS Statistics
Statistics Desktop

Software version:

21.0

Reference #:

PM87887

Modified date:

2013-11-25

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