The output file format is selected in the third line of the dialog box, Output File Type. It is always advisable to give the input file type first, before selecting the output file type.
Click on the Output File Type control to obtain the list of supported file types and to scroll through the list. Select a file type by clicking on it.
The list of output file formats will be the same as the list of input file formats, but with more choices of version, and with the following exceptions:
The two types of Stata files, Stata (Standard) and Stata/SE appear in the list of output file formats. After you select the Stata file type, the version to be used for output will be displayed next to the file type. You can change the version to be output by selecting Output Options(1) from the Options tab.
SAS V6, SAS V7-8, and SAS V9 will appear in the list of output files types. You can specify the platform you wish for the output by selecting Output Options(1) from the Options tab.
Delimited ASCII Choices
If you wish to write delimited ASCII files, you will see two choices in the list of output file types:
ASCII/text- Delimited (S/T Schema)
These are described in the section ASCII Files - Delimited.
Fixed Format ASCII Choices
If you wish to write fixed format ASCII files, you will see several choices in the list of output file types:
ASCII/text- Fixed Format (S/T Schema)
SAS Program + ASCII Data File
SPSS Program + ASCII Data File
Stata Program + ASCII Data File
These are described in the section ASCII Files - Fixed Format.