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Jul 13, 2018 9:00 AM
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Hello,

I'm trying to append the "SPSS Name" property for all columns in my dataset with the string "_R1". This loop works until line 5; the result is that all the SPSS Names get changed to *SNname - *not the value of the variable, but the text *SNname*. I've tried putting it in quotes and I've tried using the Name() function and it still didn't work. I'm hoping someone can tell me the syntax I need to use to get this to work. I've attached an abbrievieted file of my data. Thanks!

```
For( i = 1, i <= N Cols( dt ), i++,
cName = Column(dt,i) << Get Property("SPSS Name");
SNname = cName|| "_R1";
show(SNname);
Column( dt, i ) << Set Property("SPSS Name", SNname );
);
```

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Set Property() is not going to evaluate SName. You probably need to parse SName before evaluating that line. Try this:

`Eval(Parse(Eval Insert("\[Column( dt, i ) << Set Property("SPSS Name", ^SNname^ )]\")));`

-- Cameron Willden

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Set Property() is not going to evaluate SName. You probably need to parse SName before evaluating that line. Try this:

`Eval(Parse(Eval Insert("\[Column( dt, i ) << Set Property("SPSS Name", ^SNname^ )]\")));`

-- Cameron Willden

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Re: Appending the "SPSS Name" property problem

You need to perform an eval() on the variable SName.

```
For( i = 1, i <= N Cols( dt ), i++,
cName = Column(dt,i) << Get Property("SPSS Name");
SNname = cName|| "_R1";
show(SNname);
Column( dt, i ) << Set Property("SPSS Name", eval(SNname) );
);
```

Jim

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Re: Appending the "SPSS Name" property problem

This is more elegant. Nice add Jim.

-- Cameron Willden