Excel to SPSS

I learned today that you do not have to pay SurveyMonkey or other survey companies $800+ for the pleasure of downloading your data files as SPSS compatible. All you have to do is:

  1. Name all your Excel headers to match your data fields (variable names) in SPSS
  2. Export data from your survey software with numeric values (not actual text). SurveyMonkey does this
  3. Delete any necessary columns from your survey export
  4. Copy and paste data into SPSS

You just saved yourself $800+ dollars