Merging variables while adding new ones

classic Classic list List threaded Threaded
3 messages Options
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Merging variables while adding new ones

choehibel
This post has NOT been accepted by the mailing list yet.
Hello.

I have a data set and I am trying to merge another dataset by adding variables to it. However, my new data set that I am adding to it also has some of the same variables that I want to be updated into the new data set. How is this possible? I can't add new cases because the new cases end up updating existing variables while creating NEW cases.

Does this make sense?

Essentially I am trying to find a way to add variables and update existing ones.

Help is so appreciated!!!!
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: Merging variables while adding new ones

Bruce Weaver
Administrator
Have you looked at the UPDATE command?  

http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSLVMB_24.0.0/spss/base/syn_update.html



choehibel wrote
Hello.

I have a data set and I am trying to merge another dataset by adding variables to it. However, my new data set that I am adding to it also has some of the same variables that I want to be updated into the new data set. How is this possible? I can't add new cases because the new cases end up updating existing variables while creating NEW cases.

Does this make sense?

Essentially I am trying to find a way to add variables and update existing ones.

Help is so appreciated!!!!
--
Bruce Weaver
bweaver@lakeheadu.ca
http://sites.google.com/a/lakeheadu.ca/bweaver/

"When all else fails, RTFM."

NOTE: My Hotmail account is not monitored regularly.
To send me an e-mail, please use the address shown above.
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: Merging variables while adding new ones

choehibel
This post has NOT been accepted by the mailing list yet.
It worked! Thanks so much!