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PM53373: DOUBLE-CLICKING ON AN .SPV ON MAC TO OPEN STATISTICS GIVES FOCUS TO EMPTY DATA EDITOR AND LEAVES OUTPUT VIEWER IN BACKGROUND

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • You are using IBM SPSS Statistics on a Macintosh platform, and
    launching the application by double-clicking on a Statistics
    output (*.spv) file.  The application launches, but the "front"
    window, or the one that has focus is the empty Data Editor
    window.  This is not how the application behaves on Windows
    platforms, where the Output window displaying the opened .spv
    file is the one in "front".
    

Local fix

  • Please go to the Window menu and select the appropriate Viewer
    window to bring it to the "front".  This issue has been reported
    to IBM Statistics Development for remediation in a futire
    release.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * IBM SPSS Statistics 19.x and 20.x on Mac OSX platform        *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * You are using IBM SPSS Statistics on a Macintosh platform,   *
    * and                                                          *
    * launching the application by double-clicking on a Statistics *
    * output (*.spv) file.  The application launches, but the      *
    * "front"                                                      *
    * window, or the one that has focus is the empty Data Editor   *
    * window.  This is not how the application behaves on Windows  *
    * platforms, where the Output window displaying the opened     *
    * .spv                                                         *
    * file is the one in "front".                                  *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Upgrade to IBM SPSS Statistics version 21.0.                 *
    ****************************************************************
    Until you can upgrade, please go to the Window menu and select
    the appropriate Viewer
    window to bring it to the "front".
    

Problem conclusion

  • IBM SPSS Statistics version 21.0 will properly "focus" on the
    output viewer when launched by double-clicking on an .spv file.
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM53373

  • Reported component name

    SPSS STATISTICS

  • Reported component ID

    5725A54ST

  • Reported release

    J00

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2011-12-01

  • Closed date

    2012-09-05

  • Last modified date

    2012-09-05

  • 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:
05 September 2012