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Bulk updating table definitions
You can bulk update the banners (top axis) and side axis for multiple tables. When you select multiple tables, that have same side or top axis, the side and top axis will display as a single table. Changes applied to side or top axis design controls will apply for all selected tables.
When the selected, multiple tables have different side or top axes, the “Multiple specifications” place holder appears on the side or top axis design control.
The “Multiple specifications” place holder indicates that the selected tables have different side or top axes. The place holder can only be replaced or deleted.
To replace the Multiple specifications place holder
Replace the place holder by selecting different variables and clicking Replace on the side or top design control.
The side or top axes for all selected tables are replaced with the selected variables.
To delete the Multiple specifications place holder
Select the place holder, and then press Delete.
The side and top axes are cleared for all selected tables.
Profile tables and difference attribute tables
The bulk update process is skipped for profile tables and difference attribute tables. Bulk updates continue for other tables.
Advanced multiple table definitions
The Design Tab displays multiple tables in a graphical format. The full table definition displays in the Table Syntax pane at the bottom of the screen. The place holder is identified in the table definition as %Multiple specifications%. For example, selecting two tables that have same top axis but different side axis displays the following in the Table Syntax pane:
%Multiple specifications% * age > gender
The %Multiple specifications% place holder can only be removed or replaced in the Table Syntax pane.
1 Click Apply to validate the current syntax.
If the syntax is valid, the Design pane displays the table structure. If the syntax is not valid, an error appears.
2 Click Cancel to return the previously applied syntax.
See also
Creating tables