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Hi everyone,
Quick question. I'm very much a beginner with Access so I'm sorry if
there's an easy way that I missed.
I have several fairly large tables that I am trying to export from
Access into SPSS for analysis. I haven't found a way to go directly
from Access to SPSS so what I have been doing is exporting to Excel and

then opening SPSS and importing the Excel file. This works fine for
MOST things, except my time variables.

Excel converts my times to dates and times, but even if I fix that by
hand, SPSS still imports it as a numeric value.
Is there an easy way to output time variables straight to an SPSS file?

Or would I better off asking this on an SPSS board?
Thanks,
Jason

Dec 14 '06 #1
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Since both Access and Excel handle date and time as strictly data
probably the SPSS forum would be the place to go.

One very mickeymouse way would be to export from access as three
separate fields..Month, day and year and then have SPSS put the pieces
back together if it can.

Ron

Dec 14 '06 #2

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