I’m testing a survey due to go to field tomorrow. For some reason the SPSS export is downloading empty.
I did a test download last week and it was fine. In between now and then I have renamed all the variables so that the download is more easy to use. It still worked when I had renamed some of the variables, but I hadn’t tried since I updated all of them. The exports from last week still work fine when I download them.
Any ideas what might be happening?
In my experience an empty zip file in SPSS usually points to invalid characters within the variable names – that is where I would start troubleshooting.
One common cause is having a variable name that starts with a number, I know variables names that start with a number are not compatible with SPSS.
Here is a link to some FAQs on SPSS:
I hope this helps!