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SPSS Statistics 21.0 GA Fix List

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A comprehensive list of defect corrections for SPSS Statistics 21 GA. Details of the fixes are listed below. If you have questions about a particular defect, please contact Customer Support.

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Note: This list contains both APARs and internal defect numbers. This was necessitated to provide a complete list of corrected defects as we continue to transition our internal defects to APARs. Future Fix Lists will contain only APAR references.

SPSS Statistics 21.0 GA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
PM46926 A problem with sorting Multiple Response Sets in the Custom Tables user interface has been corrected.
PM46090 In the Data Editor, values smaller than .000001 were displayed with scientific notation. That has been fixed.
PM49760 Opening an Excel 2007 (xlsx) file in the application could result in incorrect order for the variable names, and mislabeled data. That has been fixed.
PM45315 Opening an Excel 2007 (xlsx) file in the application could result in extra cases when the file contained values with embedded line breaks.
PM42569 A problem where NPTESTS could produce Boxplots with incorrect Whiskers and Outlier/Extremes has been corrected.
PM45090 Using OMS to export Text output from REPORT could result in an empty PDF file. That has been fixed.
PM45037 When computing a variable with non-integer values, the measurement level could be incorrectly set to nominal. Those variables are now set to scale measurement level.
PM45801 The limits for saving variable labels to SAS 9+ files were too low. They have been increased to conform to the SAS 9 limits.
PM42860 When the data contain invisible control characters, GENLINMIXED could produce internal errors. That has been fixed.
PM43849 Opening an Excel 2007 (xlsx) file that contained a mixture of blank and decimal values in a column could result in the decimal values being read as "0". That has been fixed.
PM43017 Saving data with very small numbers as an Excel 2007 (xlsx) file could result in a loss of numeric precision. That has been fixed.
PM43863 Reading CSV text data that used comma as the decimal separator could cause decimal numbers to be read as integers. That has been fixed.
PM45951 In the Custom Tables user interface, making changes to 'Summary Statistics' could sometimes reset the value of 'Totals and Subtotals Appear' option. That has been fixed.
ECM00150912 When exiting Windows without first closing the application, an exception error could occur. That has been fixed.
PM44150 A problem with Output Page Attributes not printing a Filename in the Header/Footer when requested has been corrected.
PM44612 A problem with opening large SAS data files while running on 64-bit Windows has been corrected.
PM53039 Generalized Linear Models (GENLIN) could fail to save variables and could cause the application to close suddenly when the offset variable had negative values. That has been fixed.
PM51738 On RedHat Linux the ADD VALUE LABELS command could sometimes overwrite existing value labels instead of adding new labels. That has been fixed.
PM54277 Under some conditions, very large Pivot Tables created with CTABLES syntax could fail to create output. That has been fixed.
PM52487 Tables that were saved in an output file can display "Table 1" instead of the correct table title. That has been fixed for output files created with version 20.0.0.1 and later.
ECM00161393 When working in Polish locale, Polish characters are now displayed correctly when you open a data file.
ECM00161562 In the Data Editor Variable View, adding a new variable and then pressing enter or the down arrow key now moves to the next row as expected.
PM49520 When opening an Excel 2007 (xlsx) file into the Data Editor, data in columns with General format were truncated. That has been fixed.
PM52737 When opening an Excel 2007 (xlsx) file that contains variable names in the first row and one or more of those variable names is blank, none of your variables names were used in the Data Editor. That has been fixed.
PM51094 On Mac OS, time formats are now correctly preserved when you open an Excel xls file in the Data Editor.
PM52958 Saving a numeric variable with lots of precision (e.g., 13 decimal places) as an Excel 2007 (xlsx) file could result in a loss of numeric precision. That has been fixed.
PM47693 Problems exporting formatted text blocks using the "SPSS Statistics - Integration Plug-In for Python" have been fixed.
PM47695 Problems exporting formatted text blocks using the "SPSS Statistics - Integration Plug-In for Python" have been fixed.
PM53654 When a Pie Chart was created with a template that used custom colors, the chart was sometimes incomplete when it was exported in EMF format. That has been fixed.
PM52286 Under some conditions, Dendograms created by Hierarchical Cluster Analysis could format axis labels incorrectly. That has been fixed.
ECM00160753 In Chinese User Interface Languages, a translation error for some saved variable names in Generalized Linear Models and Generalized Estimating Equations caused an error. That has been fixed.
PM52740 With Output and User Interface Language set to Japanese, the translation of the ANOVA table title was incorrect. That has been fixed.
ECM00161921 When the license about to expire, a warning message now appears in the Output Viewer.
PM46534 The license activation utility, licenseactivator.exe, now correctly recognizes PROXYHOST and PROXYPORT as valid arguments.
PM46659 When "Display all map features in the Visualization" was not checked, Maps were resized to be too small. That has been fixed.
PM49745 When using an OMS command to route several tables to a Statistics data (sav) file, the values in the resulting data file could be incorrectly aligned. That has been fixed.
PM53104 Using OMS to save XML files to locations that contain Hebrew characters now works.
PM52314 When exporting charts in EMF format, the size of the exported file is now similar to the file size from earlier releases.
PM53054 Under some conditions, centered Custom Table titles were not aligned correctly. That has been fixed.
PM47177 "Custom Tables could display incorrect results when working in the Locale's writing system mode and using data, variable names, or value labels that contain non-English characters. That has been fixed.
PM48764 Output with long pivot tables now display titles correctly when exported to Word.
PM49448 Under some data conditions on 64-bit Windows, the combination of SPLIT FILE and the Means procedure could cause the application to close suddenly. That has been fixed.
PM55054 Various problems with resizing and hiding columns using the SPSSInc Modify Tables Command, and then exporting the resulting table to HTML were fixed.
PM50254 Various problems with resizing and hiding columns using the SPSSInc Modify Tables Command, and then exporting the resulting table to HTML were fixed.
PM52836 Pivot Table font sizes now export to Excel correctly.
PM47175 When Pivot Tables are created, all options that affect the table formatting are now correctly saved with the table, including Custom Currency formats.
PM52977 Pivot Table font sizes were sometimes displayed and rendered inconsistently. That has been fixed.
PM53077 After applying Interim Fix 20.0.0.0.7, tables created with the OLAP Cubes procedure were missing most column headings. That has been fixed.
PM53295 Changing Pivot Table font sizes for the Layer now works as expected.
PM54218 A problem with the Group/Ungroup feature for Pivot Tables was fixed.
PM47727 On Windows, the Production Facility sometimes could not display the Background Job status. That has been fixed.
PM50093 On Windows, the Production Facility sometimes could not display the Background Job status. That has been fixed.
PM46908 A problem with Pivot Table label indexing in Python scripts was fixed.
PM47603 A problem with Python Scripting and MoveToRow was fixed.
PM51766 Text inserted into the Output Viewer with Python could fail to export to HTML. That has been fixed.
PM52390 A Linux Statistics Server which automatically started on reboot could fail to allow clients to connect. That has been fixed.
ECM00162806 Problems with Polish characters and the Production Facility were fixed.
PM49989 A problem where the Data->Aggregate menu would sometimes fail to open while in Distributed Mode was fixed.
PM54272 Statistics Server running on Windows sometimes issued a message about APPCRASH when the application was exited. That has been fixed.
PM52431 The Time Series Modeler user interface now pastes correct syntax when the Options tab is used to define a Forecast Period.
PM55839 A problem where Data->Merge Files->Add Variables did not correctly handle duplicate variable names in the files was fixed.
PM60535 A problem with long string variables (longer than 8 bytes) and discrete user-missing values has been fixed. This problem occurred with MEANS, SUMMARIZE, and OLAP CUBES procedures.
PM48792 The Kruskal-Wallis test in the NPTESTS procedure (Analyze->Nonparametric Tests->Independent Samples) now displays Pairwise Comparisons in the Model Viewer.
PM54029 Using some third-party applications to create a dataset can result in HTML tags or embedded control characters in variable and value labels. This could cause a problem when FREQUENCIES procedure (Analyze->Descriptive Statistics->Frequencies) produced bar charts; or when using GGRAPH. That has been fixed.
PM54022 Using some third-party applications to create a dataset can result in HTML tags or embedded control characters in variable and value labels. This could cause a problem when FREQUENCIES procedure (Analyze->Descriptive Statistics->Frequencies) produced bar charts; or when using GGRAPH. That has been fixed.
PM64285 FREQUENCIES with non-integer weights could report slightly different Percent and Valid Percent when there were no missing values. That has been fixed.
PM66037 When a variable is listed more than once on the TWOSTEP CLUSER CATEGORICAL or CONTINUOUS subcommands, the number of clusters found could be incorrect. That has been fixed.
PM67980 When connected to a Statistics Server and using a File Chooser to access a files with a UNC path, an error would result. That has been fixed.
PM62706 When using the CTABLES MIN- and MAX-COLWIDTH keywords, the columns did not resize correctly. That has been fixed.
PM45819 A problem with preserving currency formats when opening an Excel file on Mac OS has been fixed.
PM55524 A problem where numeric variables formatted with N9 incorrectly displayed as scientific notation has been fixed.
PM47228 Reset did not always work as expected in Analyze->Tables->Multiple Response Sets. That has been fixed.
PM64036 Long variable labels could sometimes cause display problems in the Custom Tables user interface. That has been fixed.
PM55613 The Network and Site License Administrators Guide had an incorrect parameter name for commuter licenses. That has been corrected.
PM56664 A problem with Japanese translations in the Help from the Analyze->Scale->Reliability user interface has been corrected.
PM62799 The Network License Administrator's Guide now describes the way that redundancy works with commuter licenses.
PM63201 Sentinel License Manager must be deployed on a physical (not virtualized) server. That is now documented.
PM55099 The Site License Administrator's Guide had an incorrect location for the license activator tool for Mac OS and Linux. That has been corrected.
PM65582 Enabling of controls sometimes did not work correctly in the Generalized Linear Models user interface. That has been fixed.
PM59704 For Histograms the color of an individual bar could not be changed. That has been fixed.
PM65192 When missing values existed in the data, the Chart Editor could compute mean and median reference lines incorrectly. That has been fixed.
PM58665 Various problems with the Brazilian Portuguese translation were fixed.
PM58443 When Network License Administrators used the WlmAdmin Tool to expand the subnet server list or to expand the license list, an error message was displayed. That has been fixed.
PM59167 When editing a color on a map, an error message could occur. That has been fixed.
PM48987 The Graphboard Template Chooser user interface opens after a delay. That has been improved and it now opens more quickly.
PM52828 Model Viewer output created from nonparametric tests (Analyze->Nonparametric Tests->Related Samples) could be incorrectly labeled. That has been fixed.
PM67339 Model Viewer output created from nonparametric tests (Analyze->Nonparametric Tests->One Sample) was sometimes not sorted correctly. That has been fixed.
PM67536 When accessing the Database Wizard from "What Would You Like To Do?" welcome screen, there was a problem creating an OLE DB data source. That has been fixed.
PM62835 HTML exported output results could differ from OMS output results due to differences in rounding. Both types of export now use the same rounding scheme.
PM60063 When using Modeler while connected to a Server, exporting Statistics data and requesting to launch the Statistics application could result in a blank dataset in Statistics. That has been fixed.
PM52403 The "canonical correlations.sps" macro contained an error. That has been fixed.
PM51221 Tables exported as PDF and then opened in another application sometimes did not respond correctly to a 'select all' command in the other application. That has been fixed.
PM52434 Drag-and-drop reordering in the Viewer outline pane did not always work as expected. That has been fixed.
PM59742 If page titles were specified entirely in upper case, they were printed without spaces between the words. That has been fixed.
PM66672 Inserting a new text item into the Viewer could cause some Analyze menu items to disappear while editing the text item. That has been fixed.
PM53373 On Mac OS, double-clicking an output (.spv) file to open it, now correctly brings the output Viewer to the front.
PM65040 The MRSETS command took a long time to run with wide datasets . That has been improved and it now runs more quickly.
PM56463 The bottom frame of the tables was sometimes clipped when the table included footnotes or captions. That has been fixed.
PM57544 Some Pivot Table formatting could be lost when the table was copied as EMF and pasted into another application. That has been fixed.
PM48870 Editing the background color of a Pivot Table and then clicking "OK" did not change the color as expected. That has been fixed.
PM65687 The Production Facility would sometimes execute an extra FIN command which resulted in a warning. That has been fixed.
PM50790 A problem with Pivot Table corner text display in Python scripts was fixed.
PM60703 On Mac OS, using Programmability Extensions, the extensions were not found after an upgrade of Python or applying a fixpack to Statistics. That has been fixed.
PM66504 A problem with Python Programmability being incompatible with the Tk toolkit that comes with Python has been fixed.
PM59273 A problem with using scripting to create and then retrieve many tables has been fixed.
PM51385 A problem with using the Python SpssClient.SetPreference api to set the default chart template was fixed.
PM59646 After uninstalling Statistics 20 and FixPack 1, some files were not removed from the installation directory. That has been fixed.
PM55610 When pushing a silent installation on Mac OS and Linux some command line properties are not set. That has been fixed.
PM60675 Various problems with color-coding in the Syntax Editor have been fixed.
PM62145 While running with Polish user interface language, and after using Find/Replace in the Syntax Editor, using Ctrl+Z and Ctrl+Y to undo and redo did not work correctly. That has been fixed.
ECM00152603 A typographical error in a Licensing error message was corrected.
PM42732 The application now can run on Citrix Presentation Server 4.5, Xenapp 5 and Xenapp 6 when EdgeSight 5.3 monitoring software is also running.

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Modified date:
17 June 2018

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