Scripting in Basic
Scripting in Basic is available on Windows only and is installed with the Core system. Extensive online help for scripting in Basic is available from the IBM® SPSS® Statistics Basic Script Editor. The editor can be accessed from File>New>Script when the default script language (set from the Scripts tab on the Options dialog) is set to Basic (the system default on Windows). It is also accessed from File>Open>Script, by choosing Basic (wwd;sbs) in the Files of type list.
Note: For Windows 7 and higher, accessing the online help for Basic scripting requires the Windows Help program (WinHlp32.exe), which may not be present on your system. If you cannot view the online help, then contact Microsoft for instructions on how to obtain the Windows Help program (WinHlp32.exe).