The File Specification Line

Input File

The input data file is chosen using the second line of the Transfer dialog box, the File Specification line.

 

If your files are named using the standard file extensions for Stat/Transfer, given below, you will ordinarily use the Browse control to select a file.

 

When you click on Browse, a standard File Open dialog box will open.  To select the input file, first make sure that the path is the correct ones for your input file.  If not, change to the correct one.

 

Next, you need to select the correct file.  Note that a wildcard file specification, '*.ext' has been created for the File Name entry, where 'ext' is the Stat/Transfer standard extension for the type of input data file you have selected.

 

All of the files in the current directory with this extension will appear in a list box below the File Name line.  Either use this list and click on the name of the file you wish to use or type the name on the File Name line.

 

The ? Button

If you click on the '?' button beside the File Specification line, you can obtain information on the file type currently displayed.

 

International Character Sets

If you have a problem reading international character sets, please see the Encoding Options entry in the Options dialog box.

 

                                      Standard File Extensions

            

 

1-2-3

wk*

 

Access

mdb

 

ASCII - Delimited                

txt, csv

 

ASCII - Delimited  with Schema  

stsd (Schema file)

 

ASCII - Fixed Format

sts (Schema file)

 

BayesiaLab

csv

 

dBASE and compatibles        

dbf

 

DDI Schemas

xml

 

Epi Info

rec

 

EViews

wf1

 

EXCEL

xls

 

FoxPro

dbf

 

Gauss                            

dat

 

GenStat

gwb

 

HTML

htm*

 

JMP

jmp

 

JSON-Stat

json

 

LIMDEP

lpj

 

Matlab

mat

 

Mineset

schema, sch

 

Minitab

mtw

 

NLOGIT

lpj

 

ODBC

[none]

 

OpenDocument Spreadsheet

ods

 

OSIRIS

dict, dct

 

Paradox

db

 

Quattro Pro

wq?, wb?

 

R

rdata

 

RATS

rat

 

SAS for Windows and OS/2

sd2, sas7bdat

 

SAS for the Macintosh and Unix

ssd01, sas7bdat

 

SAS CPORT

stc

 

SAS Transport Files

xpt, tpt

 

S-PLUS

[none]

 

SPSS Data Files

sav

 

SPSS Portable Files

por

 

SPSS "Syntax" and Data Files

sps

 

Stata

dta

 

Stata Program and Data Files

do

 

Statistica

sta

 

SYSTAT

sys

 

Triple-S

xml