bugPSPP - Bugs: bug #35829, Missing values display as * if the...


bug #35829: Missing values display as * if the variable does not fit the format.

Submitted by:  John Darrington <jmd>
Submitted on:  Tue 13 Mar 2012 08:52:32 PM UTC  
Category: Graphical User InterfaceSeverity: 3 - Ordinary
Status: FixedAssigned to: None
Open/Closed: ClosedRelease: Before 0.8.0
Effort: 0.00

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Sun 26 May 2013 11:44:29 PM UTC, comment #4:

Fixed with commit 3079a93f224d (Avoid letting data fields overflow in output and GUI.).

Ben Pfaff <blp>
Project Administrator
Wed 22 May 2013 06:26:08 AM UTC, comment #3:

I'm working on this.

Ben Pfaff <blp>
Project Administrator
Wed 28 Mar 2012 11:06:25 AM UTC, comment #2:

I agree with Ben. Such a function would be useful in other areas too.

John Darrington <jmd>
Project Administrator
Sun 18 Mar 2012 05:16:19 AM UTC, comment #1:

I've wondered for a while whether we should have a way to format data in such a way that the width is only a "hint", that is, if the data cannot fit in the allotted space, we use more space than allotted. This seems suitable for situations like this.

Ben Pfaff <blp>
Project Administrator
Tue 13 Mar 2012 08:52:32 PM UTC, original submission:

Jill Covert reported:

I have been
unable to declare missing values. I can get into the form where I enter
them (doesn't matter which way--discrete or range), but once I hit okay--it
only saves an * in the field. Is this a known bug?--couldn't find anything
about it on pspp users info page.

and later:

I figured out my problem. I was trying to declare a missing value of '999',
but my variable width was only 1 or 2. Thus I would get * if the width was
only 1 and ** if the width was only 2. Those widths were automatic based on
what I uploaded with my csv file--those fields w/ no 999s made the widths 1
or 2--I'm sure you get the picture.

John Darrington <jmd>
Project Administrator


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