Indicators do not show up in Path Model but in Data View

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Indicators do not show up in Path Model but in Data View

Post by Tobit » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:29 pm

Also I do have the Problem of some of my indicators not appearing in the path model "indicator" Window. The data seems valid (after having crunched it by hand) as the database icon is green. I can see the indicator in the data view, means etc get calculated. But no option to add it into a model, as it does not appear in the indicator section.
As you can see it ignores the data right away, just skipping the No. and there are many more that are skipped without any explanation. The leftmost funnel with tooltip "Show All Indicators" has been selected, without success.
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No problem can be identified (by me) in the data view
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The same seems to have happened to this user (who by accident shares not only my problem but my name too): viewtopic.php?t=25221

Is there any known solution to this?

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Re: Indicators do not show up in Path Model but in Data View

Post by cringle » Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:04 pm

That's usually the case when there are some string values in your dataset, where SmartPLS expects numerical values. Please inspect your dataset, again, and take a look at these instructions: ... ata-import

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