Encountering errors when running data sets on SPSS

#1

When running the command, I continue to receive these errors. Any thoughts on what I can do?

Error # 4100 in column 19.Text: Users

Unrecognized text appears on the DATA LIST command in the file specification

section.This text will be ignored.

Execution of this command stops.

Error # 100.Command name: variable labels

This command is not permitted before the beginning of file definition

commands.

Execution of this command stops.

Error # 100.Command name: value labels

This command is not permitted before the beginning of file definition

commands.

Execution of this command stops.

Error # 105.Command name: execute

This command is not valid before a working file has been defined.

Execution of this command stops.

#2

I just checked into your account and was able to load your extract #2 into SPSS without any problems. Looking at the error message, it looks like you may not be editing the data list line correctly in the SPSS syntax file. Be sure to correctly specify where your decompressed .dat file is located on your computer. Specific instructions about these details can be found in our tutorial video about how to open an IPUMS data file on SPSS. If these issues persist, please let us know by emailing ipums@umn.edu.