Recoding Age Ranges HELP

#1
Really needing help. Not sure what I am doing wrong. Am trying to simply recode in SPSS old AGE RANGES into new AGE RANGES using

TRANSFORM-RECODE INTO DIFFERENT VARIABLES

I add the old-new data and when I press OK there are missing values in the DATA VIEW. That is there are ' . ' coming up in the data view tab. What have I done wrong? I really have stats anxiety which is not helping so any bright spark out there who can help?
 
#5
Instead of clicking on "OK", click om "Paste". Then you will see some code in a syntax window. Write some comments, explaining what you have done, and save it as file. Then you will have documentation of what you have done. Otherwise you will forget. You can re-run that code and prove that it is correct what you did. Do "Paste" on all of your actions.