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unable to read large SAS file into SPSS

  • 1.  unable to read large SAS file into SPSS

    Posted Tue September 15, 2020 12:15 PM
    ​Dear all,

    since 3 days I cannot read large sas file into spss, I am using spss 26 and 27, I got the error message

    Error # 7202. Command name: GET SAS

    Input dictionary read error.

    Execution of this command stops.

    with small sas files no problem, it used to work well no problem, but since 3 days i cannot read large sas files into spss, the file has about 25 mio. cases

    best regards,

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    xq
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  • 2.  RE: unable to read large SAS file into SPSS

    Posted Tue September 15, 2020 12:27 PM
    The case count should not matter.  The error message suggests a problem with the variable dictionary.  Were you able to read this particular file before?

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    Jon Peck
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  • 3.  RE: unable to read large SAS file into SPSS

    Posted Wed September 16, 2020 05:19 AM
    Hello Jon,

    yes I was able to read the same file, but now not any more.

    it is very strange, only with big sas file I cannot read it in spss, I selected the same sas file only for the first 100 cases, i can no problem read this small file into spss

    regards,

    xq​