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PM44612: UNABLE TO IMPORT LARGE SAS FILES FROM U.S CENSUS BUREAU INTO 19.0.0.1 ON WINDOWS 7 64 BIT BUT CAN BE IMPORTED ON 32 BIT

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APAR status

  • Closed as Vendor Solution.

Error description

  • You are working with IBM SPSS Statistics 19.0.0.1 or 20.0.0.0.
    You download U.S population data (ACS Public Use Microdata
    Sample) from U.S Census Bureau as SAS format files in
    order to analyze the data in IBM SPSS Statistics.
    
    For example you download from this link:
    http://factfinder.census.gov/home/en/acs_pums_2009_5yr.html
    Download 2005 to 2009 ACS 5-year PUMS data by selecting:
    Population Records, UNIX SAS Data Set and United States.
    
    The zip file you get is called pc_pus.zip. In the zip file there
    are 4 large SAS files:
    1. Psam_pusa.sas7bdat
    2. Psam_pusb.sas7bdat
    3. Psam_pusc.sas7bdat
    4. Psam_pusd.sas7bdat
    
    Then you try to import one of these SAS files in Statistics 19
    with  File - Open - Data menu, as file type you select SAS
    (*.sas7bdat).
    You will get an error like the one below and the file will not
    import:
    
    GET SAS DATA='C:\xxx\xxx\xxx\psam_pusa.sas7bdat'.
    
    Error # 7202.  Command name: GET SAS
    Input dictionary read error.
    Execution of this command stops.
    SAS dataset (xxx)
    Processing sas dataset dictionary was stopped because of the
    error (15).
    Please email a complete description of your problem to technical
    support.
    
    This issue was reported to IBM SPSS Development. They
    investigated that the issue is caused by defective binaries for
    Windows 64 bit provided by a third party vendor CircleSystems
    (CircleSystems ID - 457).
    The vendor will create new binaries which were implemented in
    the
    IBM SPSS Statistics 19.0.0.2 and 20.0.0.1 Fixpacks. As a
    workaround you can
    download the data as CSV file format instead of SAS in the
    meantime or to use Windows 32 bit OS.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

Problem conclusion

Temporary fix

Comments

  • Install IBM SPSS Statistics 19 Fixpack 2.
    

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM44612

  • Reported component name

    SPSS STATISTICS

  • Reported component ID

    5725A54ST

  • Reported release

    J00

  • Status

    CLOSED ISV

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2011-07-28

  • Closed date

    2011-12-05

  • Last modified date

    2012-07-26

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Fix information

Applicable component levels

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Document Information

Modified date:
26 July 2012