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If statements and String variables

Darko_Giac
Hi all,

I'm wondering how I would go about recoding string variables based on a match algorithm.

For example, I have a dataset with a few hundred cases that read "ASCI.AFI". Is there a way to organize all of those cases into a new variable (group) that codes every "ASCI.AFI" case as a 1? (In the new "group" variable). I've tried "IF var1=ASCI.AFI group=1", however it doesn't seem to like the string variables. Any thoughts?

Thank you!
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Re: If statements and String variables

David Marso
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IF var1="ASCI.AFI" group=1.

Darko_Giac wrote
Hi all,

I'm wondering how I would go about recoding string variables based on a match algorithm.

For example, I have a dataset with a few hundred cases that read "ASCI.AFI". Is there a way to organize all of those cases into a new variable (group) that codes every "ASCI.AFI" case as a 1? (In the new "group" variable). I've tried "IF var1=ASCI.AFI group=1", however it doesn't seem to like the string variables. Any thoughts?

Thank you!
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Re: If statements and String variables

Art Kendall
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I may be simpler to (untested)
AUTORECODE Variables= mystring /Into mynumeric /print.

Then if alphabetical order of the groups is not quite what you want
 RECODE mynumeric (...) (...) INTO mygroups.
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Re: If statements and String variables

Maguin, Eugene
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You've had replies to this already. I'm surprised those didn't help although it seemed there confusion over your terminology. Here's my two pfennings.

If this is your statement, then it is wrong.
IF var1=ASCI.AFI group=1

It should be
IF var1="ASCI.AFI" group=1.
or
IF var1='ASCI.AFI' group=1.

Gene Maguin

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Subject: If statements and String variables

Hi all,

I'm wondering how I would go about recoding string variables based on a match algorithm.

For example, I have a dataset with a few hundred cases that read "ASCI.AFI".
Is there a way to organize all of those cases into a new variable (group) that codes every "ASCI.AFI" case as a 1? (In the new "group" variable). I've tried "IF var1=ASCI.AFI group=1", however it doesn't seem to like the string variables. Any thoughts?

Thank you!




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Re: If statements and String variables

Rich Ulrich

Note that the other condition will be missing unless it is defined as (say) 0 or 2.


To get both Yes and No defined in one line, you can use


COMPUTE  Group= (var1 eq "ASCI.AFI").


It is acceptable to use "="  for "eq"  but I think using eq or EQ  is easier to read.

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From: SPSSX(r) Discussion <[hidden email]> on behalf of Maguin, Eugene <[hidden email]>
Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 9:35 AM
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Subject: Re: If statements and String variables
 
You've had replies to this already. I'm surprised those didn't help although it seemed there confusion over your terminology. Here's my two pfennings.

If this is your statement, then it is wrong.
IF var1=ASCI.AFI group=1

It should be
IF var1="ASCI.AFI" group=1.
or
IF var1='ASCI.AFI' group=1.

Gene Maguin

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