SPSS Base Syntax

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Hi there,

I have a dataset in spss which consists of string and numeric variables. I want to recode all values '999' to SYSMIS. See the following simple example:


Simple Source Data:


Var1 Var2

4 comment 1

999 comment 2

3 999

2 222


Target Data should look like:


Var1 Var2

4 comment 1..

. comment 2..

3 .

1 222

I tried this one:




But then it i get errormessage:

>On the RECODE command, all the variables to be recoded must be of the same

>type. That is, all must be string variables, or all must be numeric


I need a syntax that recodes string and numeric variables mixed in one dataset.

Can anyone help me with this issue?

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