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PI81276: VERY SLOW TO OPEN LARGE SYNTAX FILES WITH HEBREW AND OPTION "OPTIMIZE FOR RIGHT TO LEFT LANGUAGES" IS ENABLED

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • You work with IBM SPSS Statistics 24 FP1 and Hebrew locale.
    On Edit - Options - Syntax Editor tab you enabled the option:
    
    "Optimize for right to left languages"
    
    You then try to open very large existing syntax files that do
    contain several Hebrew characters for labels and comments.
    You notice that it takes long until the large syntax files are
    opened completely and is accessible.
    
    If the option: Optimize for right to left languages is ENABLED
    (which is normal for Hebrew) then your large syntax will not
    open properly for some minutes. It is such that even if you see
    the syntax editor with this syntax as open you cannot access it
    and scroll it for some minutes. You can also not click on any
    SPSS menu. It seems the program hangs.
    
    This was replicated on 3 different Win 7 64 bit machines with 16
    GB RAM, 24 FP1 64 bit
    The large syntax files do open in some seconds if the option
    "Optimize for right to left languages" is NOT enabled. This is
    the workaround for the time being.
    The issue was reported to IBM SPSS Development for
    investigation.
    

Local fix

  • This issue is being investigated and will probably be addressed
    in a future release of IBM SPSS Statistics.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * This issue affects users of SPSS Statistics who uses Hebrew  *
    * as the locale language and enables the option 'Optimize for  *
    * Right to Left Languages'.                                    *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * VERY SLOW TO OPEN LARGE SYNTAX FILES WITH HEBREW AND OPTION  *
    * "OPTIMIZE FOR RIGHT TO LEFT LANGUAGES" IS ENABLED            *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Please upgrade to IBM SPSS Statistics 25.0 to resolve this   *
    * issue.                                                       *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • This issue has been resolved in IBM SPSS Statistics 25.0.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI81276

  • 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

    2017-05-09

  • Closed date

    2017-08-09

  • Last modified date

    2017-08-09

  • 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:
09 August 2017