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PI69893: IMPORT DATA TEXT WIZARD DOES NOT READ PREDEFINED TEXT DATA FORMAT TEMPLATES (*.TPF) FROM PRIOR VERSIONS.

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APAR status

  • Closed as new function.

Error description

  • You have installed IBM SPSS Statistics 24.0 and are now trying
    to use the new Import Data text wizard to read your text data
    files.  you try to apply a predefined format from a *.tpf file
    created in a prior release.  However, the program presents the
    following error:
    
    "The file is not a valid predefined text format file."
    

Local fix

  • The "Import Data" wizard is new with the IBM SPSS Statistics
    24.0 release, as are several enhancements to the underlying GET
    DATA command syntax.  The combination has produced a situation
    where the structure of the predefined text format file has
    changed significantly.
    
    To workaround this issue, use the existing *.tpf file in IBM
    SPSS Statistics 23.0 or earlier and paste the generated GET DATA
    command syntax.  Use this syntax in IBM SPSS Statistics 24.0 to
    read your text data. Ultimately, you will want to recreate these
    template files in IBM SPSS Statistics 24.0 to take full
    advantage of the new wizard and the enhancements to the
    underlying command syntax.
    
    This issue will be addressed in a future release.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * Users of the IBM SPSS Statistics 24.0 Text Import wizard     *
    * with .tpf file from an earlier version.                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * You have installed IBM SPSS Statistics 24.0 and are now      *
    * trying                                                       *
    * to use the new Import Data text wizard to read your text     *
    * data                                                         *
    * files.  you try to apply a predefined format from a *.tpf    *
    * file                                                         *
    * created in a prior release.  However, the program presents   *
    * the                                                          *
    * following error:                                             *
    *                                                              *
    * "The file is not a valid predefined text format file."       *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Please upgrade to IBM SPSS Statistics 24.0 FP2               *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • This issue has been resolved for IBM SPSS Statistics 24.0 FP2
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI69893

  • 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

    2016-09-28

  • Closed date

    2017-05-17

  • Last modified date

    2017-05-17

  • 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 PSN

       UP

  • RO00 PSY

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
17 May 2017