how to merge datasets with difference in key variable

#1
Hi all,

I am wondering how to merge a dataset (which includes a one variable that I would like to have) to my 'mother' dataset by sorting on a key variable that is different in number in the two datasets. The 'mother' dataset has the same key variable but has way less cases so its not possible to sort ascending synchronically...

Thank you for your answer!!!
 

Karabiner

TS Contributor
#2
You can indicate whether you want to retain the complete "mother" dataset, or only those cases also
contained in the "other" dataset. Maybe the "both files provide cases" option will produce what you want.
Please consult the SPSS help function or the manual for details.

With kind regards