failure to import SPSS file

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by hjkoz318 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:38 pm

Hi Jamoviers,

I'm having trouble importing the SPSS file onto Jamovi.

I had no problems doing this before, but after I updated Jamovi to version 1.2.22, when I try to import SPSS files, I get an error message that says "Unable to perform import. 'float' object cannot be interpreted as an integer".

Could you please let me know how I could solve this issue?

Thank you very much,

Jin
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by jonathon » Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:24 am

hi jin,

could you either attach that .sav file here, or send it through to contact <at> jamovi.org?

with thanks
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by andersoloflarsson » Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:43 pm

Hello,

I have the exact same problem. Could it have something to do with the size of the .sav file that I am trying to open in jamovi?
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by jonathon » Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:24 am

hi,

the issue is that the more recent versions of jamovi handle "user missing values", and i've found a bug there (earlier versions simply converted the "user missing values" to "system missing values", where as the newer versions preserve this information).

in this case, the user missing values were specified as 77.000, where as the column itself was determined to be integer. i hadn't allowed for a floating point user-missing value, on an integer column.

the fix will go out in the next version.

cheers, and thanks for reporting.

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by Sara709 » Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:57 pm

I have exactly the same problem. After reading this thread I've installed the most recent version and still, it says unable to open file. It's a sav file that works perfectly in SPSS. Please help!! I really needed to use it today. Thanks.
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by jonathon » Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:26 am

hi (next time can you start a new thread).

either attach it here (you may need to zip it up first), or send it through to contact <at> jamovi.org and we'll take a look.

if you've got a copy of SPSS, you can always open the file and export it as a .csv

cheers

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