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Status Future consideration
Workspace SPSS Modeler
Components SPSS Modeler
Created by Guest
Created on Dec 6, 2022

Enhanced error messaging when loading external data sources to the input node, specifically SAS datasets with data issues

Currently, there is little to no error messaging given for loading data from SAS datasets containing data that is unable to load.  In our case, a SAS dataset dimply fails with no message regarding a large dataset with a single row containing data that is out of range for the storage type.  In our case, this data was contained in a date column, but could foreseeably be any other problematic data.  There is currently know way to know what the issue with the data is or where to find it from Modeler.

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    Gene Azad
    Dec 7, 2022

    Thank you for submitting your comment. I will be raising this issue with the team to be addressed