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JerredJolin

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Record missing in data file or data record is too long
« on: July 01, 2021, 05:08:35 PM »
Hello!

I'm receiving the following error message using Conquest 4:

Record missing in data file or data record is too long

A bit about the data:

221 teachers rated 37 statements using a 5-point likert scale. Additionally, they provided responses to 5 demographic questions (see attached labels file).

I created one fake case (id #221 in the attached data file) because I did not have an observation in category 0 of item 25. This fake case has missing data on all demographic questions and all rating scale items, except #25 for which the score is in category 0.

I've double-checked to ensure that the format statement in the attached Command file corresponds with the order of the data in each row and confirmed that there are observations for each of the categories of the 5 demographic questions in the data.

Looking through the Conquest Command Reference manual has not been very helpful.

Appreciate any support I might get on resolving this issue.

-Jerred

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Re: Record missing in data file or data record is too long
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2021, 10:41:34 PM »
Thanks for reaching out, Jerred.

First of all, I would encourage you to upgrade to ConQuest 5. Version 4 is no longer supported and hasn't had any development, improvements or new features for several years.

https://shop.acer.edu.au/acer-conquest-5.html

The error you are getting is quite simple to fix: add a line feed (hit "enter") after the last column of your last record (see attached).

ConQuest implements a standard for fixed-width and delimited files that defines a record as starting at the beginning of a line and terminating with a line feed (can be either either CRLF or LF).


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Re: Record missing in data file or data record is too long
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2021, 10:56:07 PM »
Thanks!

I'll update to version 5 soon.

-Jerred