Variable names changed

Jul 30, 2010 at 5:13 PM

It appears that when loading a SAV file with one or more variables with the first 8 characters identical, the variables are renamed to something like V_34A, V_35A etc...

 

For example if I have a file that include these 2 variables:

 

...

student_name1

student_name2

..

then in the resulting DataTable the column coresponding to the variables will be renamed to something like V_21A, V_34A.

Does anybody know why this is happening or how to work around it?

 

Thanks