There is no work around for this issue. We are getting more and more customers asking to use SPSS and we can't offer it to them as a workable solution. This definitely needs to be addressed soon. Check with Michael on history of SPSS and Cognos data issues.
NOTICE TO EU RESIDENTS: per EU Data Protection Policy, if you wish to remove your personal information from the IBM ideas portal, please login to the ideas portal using your previously registered information then change your email to "email@example.com" and first name to "anonymous" and last name to "anonymous". This will ensure that IBM will not send any emails to you about all idea submissions