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bug #52873: Cannot import data under some not clear conditions

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Fri 12 Jan 2018 02:56:04 PM UTC  
Category:  Graphical User Interface Severity:  5 - Average
Status:  None Assigned to:  None
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Effort:  0.00

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Mon 15 Jan 2018 03:45:36 PM UTC, comment #3:

I solved downgrading to version 2016-07-14 which has a GUI working always correctly.
The issue of following versions is about the GUI, not the ability of the software to import data (probably if you write and run the syntax it works correctly).
Exact steps are:
1. Use the "Import data" command
2. Try to select one data file (try with long paths with spaces)
3. You cannot proceed to the second step of importing (the one where you decide how many lines importing).

I repeat it is not deterministic, in 90% of cases I have the abnormal behavior and on 10% of cases the correct behavior.
With version 2016-07-14 I have the 100% correct behavior (obviously with same data files and paths)

Francesco Baiocchi <baiocchi>
Fri 12 Jan 2018 10:18:12 PM UTC, comment #2:

Maybe you can try the version on https://sourceforge.net/projects/pspp4windows/files/2018-01-08-ForTestingOnly/

Harry Thijssen <unknown_one>
Fri 12 Jan 2018 10:04:33 PM UTC, comment #1:

I could not reproduce this.

To keep things simple, can you test it with a .txt file and give the exact steps and if possible the syntax generated and screen shots?

Harry Thijssen <unknown_one>
Fri 12 Jan 2018 02:56:04 PM UTC, original submission:

In the Windows 20170909 version of PSPP, both 32 and 64 bit, (but I found this issue in previous releases too) I cannot use the GUI for "Import data...".
When I choose a file browsing folders (any file: TXT, CSV, XLS) and click on Next button I get an all blank window with just the buttons in the below right corner and one only writing on the left navbar ("Select file to import").
If I click on Finish and then Paste I get the syntax code, but I cannot interact graphically with the software to choose details about importing data.

In some not clear conditions I can have the software behave normally and I can see in the window all dropdown, radiobutton, checkboxes, grid,... I am supposed to see.
I could say this normal behavior happens only with very short paths, while the abnormal with long paths. But it si not so deterministic.



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