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drfg2008
Is it possible to start and execute an SPSS-Syntax file automatically. As far as I know a cron-job just starts the file but does not execute the SPSS-commands.

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Dr. Frank Gaeth

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Re: executing an SPSS syntax program automatically

Jon K Peck
The easiest way to do this is to use Production Mode.  Look up Running production jobs from a command line in the Help.

You can also use external mode Python programmability to create a batch job that can be used with cron or AT.

HTH,

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Is it possible to start and execute an SPSS-Syntax file automatically. As far
as I know a cron-job just starts the file but does not execute the
SPSS-commands.

Thanks

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Re: executing an SPSS syntax program automatically

San K
SPSS used to have nice & clean runsyntx.exe where you can simply
submit a Syntax file.

Then they had spssprod where you can add syntax files to the
‘production facility’ and run that file.

Then they came up with '*.spj -production' where this can be run by
calling paswstat.

I'm sure they would have changed that again now :)

Regards,
San




On Thu, Sep 8, 2011 at 11:44 PM, Jon K Peck <[hidden email]> wrote:

> The easiest way to do this is to use Production Mode.  Look up Running
> production jobs from a command line in the Help.
>
> You can also use external mode Python programmability to create a batch job
> that can be used with cron or AT.
>
> HTH,
>
> Jon Peck (no "h")
> Senior Software Engineer, IBM
> [hidden email]
> new phone: 720-342-5621
>
>
>
>
> From:        drfg2008 <[hidden email]>
> To:        [hidden email]
> Date:        09/08/2011 07:35 AM
> Subject:        [SPSSX-L] executing an SPSS syntax program automatically
> Sent by:        "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <[hidden email]>
> ________________________________
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>
> Is it possible to start and execute an SPSS-Syntax file automatically. As
> far
> as I know a cron-job just starts the file but does not execute the
> SPSS-commands.
>
> Thanks
>
> -----
> Dr. Frank Gaeth
> FU-Berlin
>
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Re: executing an SPSS syntax program automatically

Eero Olli
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Hi Frank,

 

I update our office production data and make probably a hundred tables and figures automatically every night in a windows environment. I have divided this to four independent productionruns to separate the different phases (Grab data from SQL servers, collecting and clean data from other sources, match the different data sources and crate new master datafile, make tables and figures). It makes it much easier to find what went wrong when you make changes in the syntaxfiles.

 

First you need to make a productionscript in SPSS (Utilities – Producion Job) with references to one or more syntaxfiles you need to run.

Run it first within SPSS to make sure it works the way you one.  Depending on what you need, you might want to save outputfiles or use OMS to produce stuff.

 

Second,  implement daily unattended execution in Windows. go to Control panel – Planned tasks – add new:

Write in something like this:

 

C:\Programfiler\IBM\SPSS\Statistics\19\stats.exe "path\filename.spj" –production

Define the days and times you want to run the productionscript on.

Remember to put in your password, or it will not run unatended.

 

Then you have your first planned task. Instead of waiting until it executes, you can right click on a planned task and run it anytime manually.  It is the easiest way to start a productionscript run without opening SPSS first.

 

Best,

Eero

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drfg2008
thanks everyone, it helped very much
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