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Connecting to SPSS SAV Files


Published: 22 Jan 2014
Last Modified Date: 02 May 2016

Issue

How to connect to an SPSS .sav file.

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop 8.x and earlier versions
  • SPSS
  • ODBC

Resolution

Option 1

Upgrade to Tableau Desktop 9.0 or later version. For more information, see Upgrading Tableau Desktop.

Option 2

From SPSS, export the data as a .csv file with Save outfile /cells labels selected.

Cause

This behavior is related to a known issue that has been corrected in more recent releases.
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