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merge two data sets

We have launched one survey with two panels with seperate links. Both have same variables. I exported seperate spss but due to different length of open ends it is not getting merged. Any help?
asked Nov 24, 2013 by AlexTudor (320 points)

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Hi Alex,

If objective is to process the data together in same spss then instead of exporting separate spss, accumulate data files of both sources together and export merged spss.

I believe this will solve the purpose!!

answered Nov 24, 2013 by Saurabh Aggarwal Gold (33,400 points)
selected Nov 26, 2013 by AlexTudor
+2 votes
Are you exporting using fixed widths?  That way it won't adjust the width based on the answer length.
answered Nov 25, 2013 by Jay Rutherford Gold (35,355 points)