Exporting problem

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by nizanely » Wed May 20, 2020 10:10 am

When exporting Jamovi file, with non-English columns names, to *.sav - I got an empy SPSS file.
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by jonathon » Wed May 20, 2020 10:37 am

hi,

is this with the most recent version? (1.2.19) ... if it is, can you provide a data file we can use to reproduce the issue?

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by nizanely » Wed May 20, 2020 2:00 pm

Yes, this is with the latest version (1.2.19).
Please see the attachment file sample.

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by stats2019 » Mon May 25, 2020 7:14 am

I just tested with 1.2.21.0:
Export of the file was no problem. When I opened the .sav file again the names of the variables were gone: They now look like @____1, @____2 etc.
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by jonathon » Mon May 25, 2020 7:22 am

ah, i remember now. this is actually a limitation of the spss file format.

https://ezspss.com/rules-for-naming-variables-in-spss/

i'm not sure there's anything we can do about it :/

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by nizanely » Mon May 25, 2020 11:45 am

Thank you for responding me.

I'v read all that rules for naming variables in SPSS that you sent me.
To the best of my knowledge, SPSS file can contains non-English names of variables (eg. Hebrew). I am doing it frequently without any problems.

I'v checked the following situations:
1) When exporting Jamovi to SPSS, all Hebrew characters in variables names were converted to @ character.
2) When importing SPSS with Hebrew variables name to Jamovi, all variables names were displayed correctrly by Hebrew characters.

Could you think about any settings I should applay to obtain fine Hebrew exporting of Jamovi's files?
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by jonathon » Mon May 25, 2020 10:39 pm

oh ok, let me revisit this.

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