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PM52403: INCOMPLETE EDITS TO THE CANONICAL CORRELATIONS.SPS MACRO FILE

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • You are using the standard "canonical correlations.sps" macro
    file included in the installation of IBM SPSS Statistics 20 and
    receiving errors such as this:
    
    >Error # 34 in column 24.  Text: canonical_correlation_size_.sav
    >SPSS Statistics cannot access a file with the given file
    specification.  The
    >file specification is either syntactically invalid, specifies
    an invalid
    >drive, specifies a protected directory, specifies a protected
    file, or
    >specifies a non-sharable file.
    >Execution of this command stops.
    

Local fix

  • One of the temporary datasets the macro creates and uses is
    called "canonical_correlations_names_" and the problem is that
    it's used both as an open session dataset and a saved .sav file.
    There are three command lines in the standard .sps file we ship
    that are supposed to treat it as a file -- but don't add the
    .sav file extension to the name.  You can't issue a SAVE OUTFILE
    or GET command on just a dataset name.
    
    around line 341:
    
    SAVE OUTFILE canonical_correlation_names_ .
    
    needs to be:
    
    SAVE OUTFILE canonical_correlation_names_.sav .
    
    
    around line 372:
    
    GET FILE canonical_correlation_names_ .
    
    needs to be:
    
    GET FILE canonical_correlation_names_.sav .
    
    
    around line 413:
    
    ERASE FILE 'canonical_correlation_names_'.
    
    needs to be:
    
    ERASE FILE 'canonical_correlation_names_.sav'.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * Any user running the canonical correlation.sps macro in IBM  *
    * SPSS Statistics                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * You are using the standard "canonical correlations.sps"      *
    * macro                                                        *
    * file included in the installation of IBM SPSS Statistics 20  *
    * and                                                          *
    * receiving errors such as this:                               *
    *                                                              *
    * >Error # 34 in column 24.  Text:                             *
    * canonical_correlation_size_.sav                              *
    * >SPSS Statistics cannot access a file with the given file    *
    * specification.  The                                          *
    * >file specification is either syntactically invalid,         *
    * specifies                                                    *
    * an invalid                                                   *
    * >drive, specifies a protected directory, specifies a         *
    * protected                                                    *
    * file, or                                                     *
    * >specifies a non-sharable file.                              *
    * >Execution of this command stops.                            *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Some of the dataset references in the .sps file had not been *
    * edited to align with the use of multiple open datasets,      *
    * which became the default operation several releases ago.     *
    * The canonical correlations.sps file shipped with IBM SPSS    *
    * Statistics 21 has been corrected.  Until you can upgrade:    *
    *                                                              *
    * One of the temporary datasets the macro creates and uses is  *
    * called "canonical_correlations_names_" and the problem is    *
    * that                                                         *
    * it's used both as an open session dataset and a saved .sav   *
    * file.                                                        *
    * There are three command lines in the standard .sps file we   *
    * ship                                                         *
    * that are supposed to treat it as a file -- but don't add the *
    * .sav file extension to the name.  You can't issue a SAVE     *
    * OUTFILE                                                      *
    * or GET command on just a dataset name.                       *
    *                                                              *
    * around line 341:                                             *
    *                                                              *
    * SAVE OUTFILE canonical_correlation_names_ .                  *
    *                                                              *
    * needs to be:                                                 *
    *                                                              *
    * SAVE OUTFILE canonical_correlation_names_.sav .              *
    *                                                              *
    *                                                              *
    * around line 372:                                             *
    *                                                              *
    * GET FILE canonical_correlation_names_ .                      *
    *                                                              *
    * needs to be:                                                 *
    *                                                              *
    * GET FILE canonical_correlation_names_.sav .                  *
    *                                                              *
    *                                                              *
    * around line 413:                                             *
    *                                                              *
    * ERASE FILE 'canonical_correlation_names_'.                   *
    *                                                              *
    * needs to be:                                                 *
    *                                                              *
    * ERASE FILE 'canonical_correlation_names_.sav'.               *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • The correction is included in IBM SPSS Statistics 21, and the
    new file should run properly with no error.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM52403

  • Reported component name

    SPSS STATISTICS

  • Reported component ID

    5725A54ST

  • Reported release

    K00

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2011-11-16

  • Closed date

    2012-08-30

  • Last modified date

    2012-08-30

  • 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

  • RL00 PSY

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Document Information

Modified date:
30 August 2012