-I have a variable ("SES") that I would like to define by multiplying 2 other variables (out of 4 possible), but I would like to "choose" which 2 to use based on which is a larger number. I tried the following syntax, but after many little manipulations I am always getting an error message:

compute SES = ((dadeduc_SES * 3 + dadjob_SES * 5) If dadjob_SES>=momjob_SES).

compute SES = ((momeduc_SES * 3 + momjob_SES * 5) if dadjob_SES<momjob_SES).

Execute.

At this point I'm wondering if I'm completely off base?

Any help would be appreciated as I'm on a bit of a time crunch, and clueless!!!