To save data files in code page character encoding

Unicode data files cannot be read by IBM® SPSS® Statistics versions prior to version 16.0. In Unicode mode, to save a data file in code page character encoding:

  1. Make the Data Editor the active window (click anywhere in the window to make it active).
  2. From the menus choose:

    File > Save As

  3. From the Save as type drop-down list in the Save Data dialog, select SPSS Statistics Local Encoding.
  4. Enter a name for the new data file.

The modified data file is saved in the current locale code page character encoding. This action has no effect on the active dataset. The encoding of the active dataset is not changed. Saving a file in code page character encoding is similar to saving a file in an external format, such as tab-delimited text or Excel.