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    Error message: the variable is numeric but stored as string

    I have put together an experiment made up of 25 word documents and que questionnaires. At the end of the experiment this message shows up: ''the variable V004 is numeric but is stored in the SPSS file as string. It will be converted to a string to match the existing data file''. There are also similar messages for V002 and V003

    I am clueless on how to rectify the problem. I have named all variables, there is none named V002-4.
    I welcome comments on how to solve this problem.
    Thank you.

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    Hm - First, I would recommend trying the following:
    1. Back up your data.
    2. Once the data has been backed up, try deleting the original data folder.
    3. Run the experiment again and see if the errors still arise.

    Further, it may be beneficial to try examining the following links to see if they are helpful in any way:
    www.empirisoft.com/Support/showthread.php?t=201
    www.empirisoft.com/Support/showthread.php?t=224

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