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SPD SECOND LONGITUDINAL FILE USER NOTES

SEPTEMBER 30, 2002


The following errors were found on the SPD Second Longitudinal files released on the FTP page on the SPD web site.

 

1.         Data Dictionary Variable Location Revisions – SPD Second Longitudinal File released on July 19, 2002

 

The Second Longitudinal File Data Dictionary and Appendices character locations contained errors on the documentation released on July 19, 2002 on the FTP page of the SPD web page. Two filler variables were not included for each calendar year which offset the character location documentation.

 

A revised data dictionary was released on October 2, 2002 with the corrected locations.


 

2.         Duplicate Variable – July 19, 2002 release and September 23, 2002 release of the SPD Second Longitudinal Data Files

 

The following variable names and data appear incorrectly twice on the data file:


VARIABLE NAME

CORRECT LOCATION

INCORRECT LOCATION

SSVALT4

4248 - 4254

4256 - 4262

CSPVALT7

5863 - 5869

5871 - 5877

V2OWN2E8

6602 - 6605

8073 - 8076

FUCVALR0

9774 - 9780

9782 - 9788

 

A revised file was released on the FTP site on October 1, 2002. The revisions are as follows:



VARIABLE NAME



LOCATION

REVISED

VARIABLE NAME


REVISED

LOCATION

SSVALT4

4248 - 4254

SSIVALT4

4256 - 4262

CSPVALT7

5863 - 5869

ASMVALT7

5871 - 5877

V2OWN2E8

6602 - 6605

V2OWN2E9

8073 - 8076

FUCVALR0

9774 - 9780

VWCVALR0

9782 - 9788



 

3.         Incorrect variable name – Second Longitudinal File Documentation Released on the SPD Web Site and the FTP page on July 19, 2002 and September 23, 2002

 

The documentation for the variable name in character position 4001 for the data files released on July 19, 2002 and September 23, 2002 contained a “4" instead of the correct variable name FFINVLR4.

 

A revised data dictionary was released on October 2, 2002 with the corrected variable name.



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