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Quantitative Analysis Guide: Merging Data Sets

Resources and support for statistical and numerical data analysis

Joining Datasets


This table illustrates basic types of joining of flat data sets containing common key variables.

Concatenating (merging without keys)

Adding Rows (without pairing)

Adding Rows (with pairing)


This type of merge is not available through SPSS menu dialogs.


This type of merge is not available through SPSS menu dialogs.


This type of merge is not available through SPSS menu dialogs.


This type of merge is not available through SPSS menu dialogs.


This type of merge is not available through SPSS menu dialogs.


This type of merge is not available through SPSS menu dialogs.