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Using JMP > Import Your Data > Import Triple-S Survey Data
Publication date: 07/30/2020

Import Triple-S Survey Data

Triple-S (SSS) is a specification for survey data. The survey data is stored in a pair of files: .xml or .sss, and a .csv, .dat, or .asc file. The .xml or .sss file defines the variables and describes the survey. The accompanying .csv, .dat, or .asc file contains the data gathered from each respondent.

Variable labels are converted to column headings by default. To convert variable names to column headings, deselect Use Triple-S Labels as Headings in the JMP General preferences.

To import a Triple-S file, follow these steps:

1. Place the pair of Triple-S files in the same folder and use the same root name for both files.

2. Select File > Open.

3. On Windows, select Triple-S Survey Files from the File name list.

4. Select the SPSS file.

5. (Optional on Windows) To override the Triple-S column heading preference, select Variable Labels or Variable Names next to Set JMP column names from:.

6. Click Open.

JMP opens the file as a data table.

Note: The default encoding is UTF-8. Triple-S files that are encoded as Windows-1252 will be imported as ISO-8859-1.

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