Dictionnary doesn't open

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Dictionnary doesn't open

Post by yasran » May 9th, 2022, 9:06 am

Hello world!
I'm a student and i'm builting a dictionnary for an survey and I 'm encountering a problem with my cspro's dictionnary. I try to open it but it doesn't. I have an error like "File must exit and have an extension .ENT, ..., .DCF or .FMF". Could you help to fix it please ?
Thank you in advance.

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Re: Dictionnary doesn't open

Post by sherrell » May 16th, 2022, 12:23 pm

Hi Yasran,

Did you figure out the problem in opening your file? If not, could you please send the file you're trying to open? It sounds like you have created a file without the "dcf" extension.

FYI, questions regarding data entry applications should be created in the "Entry" folder. Thanks


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Re: Dictionnary doesn't open

Post by Gregory Martin » May 17th, 2022, 7:27 am

That message is a generic CSPro message when it cannot open a file. Your dictionary may be corrupt, or it may be created in a newer version of CSPro than what you have on your computer. You can send it to cspro@lists.census.gov or post it here and we can see if we can recover part of the dictionary.

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