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.sav files having periods (.) show up as $null$ in Modeler

Technote (FAQ)


Question

When a .sav file contain periods for values, why is that value displayed as $null$ when read by Modeler?

Answer

Periods within a .sav file is essentially a null value for numeric variable when viewed within STATS. Recoding a null to substitute another value in place can be done within STATS. Also, within Modeler multiple data manipulation options can be done on null values if this $null$ is not desired..

Document information

More support for: SPSS Modeler
Modeler

Software version: 14.1, 14.2, 15.0

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: 1620844

Modified date: 2012-12-28