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PI62883: STATISTICS DESKTOP CRASHES WHEN EXECUTING CTABLES COMMAND WITH A/COMPARETEST STYLE=SIMPLE SUBCOMMAND

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Using specific data, SPSS Statistics Desktop 24 backend engine
    crashes when the CTABLES command contain the /COMPARETEST
    STYLE=SIMPLE subcommand.
    
    No error message is captured in the Output Viewer when this
    issue occurs.
    No error message is captured in
    statistics_client_trace_file0.log file.
    
    On Windows, end-user is presented with:
    spssengine has terminated unexpectedly.
    
    On Mac, end-user is not presented with an error message.
    Application simply becomes unresponsive.
    
    Syntax being used is within expected parameters and should
    execute without errors or crashes.
    

Local fix

  • It has been observed that if your Custom Tables does not contain
    any calculations, such as totals, categories, etc, the table
    output is generated.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * This affects all users of IBM SPSS Statistcs 24.0.           *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * STATISTICS DESKTOP CRASHES WHEN EXECUTING CTABLES COMMAND    *
    * WITH A /COMPARETEST STYLE=SIMPLE SUBCOMMAND                  *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Please upgrade to IBM SPSS Statistcs 24.0 Fix Pack 1 to      *
    * resolve this issue.                                          *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • This issue has been resolved in IBM SPSS Statistcs 24.0 Fix Pack
    1 and future releases.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI62883

  • Reported component name

    SPSS STATISTICS

  • Reported component ID

    5725A54ST

  • Reported release

    O00

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2016-05-22

  • Closed date

    2016-10-04

  • Last modified date

    2016-10-04

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    SPSS STATISTICS

  • Fixed component ID

    5725A54ST

Applicable component levels

  • RO00 PSY

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Document Information

Modified date:
04 October 2016