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Edit Variable dialog
Use the Edit Variable dialog to specify the content of variables when they appear in your tables.
To open the Edit Variable dialog, double-click on a variable name in the Variables pane or select a variable in the Variables pane and choose Variables > Edit Variable from the menu.
The changes you make in this dialog define how the variable appears when you add it to a table. Any changes you make here are not shown in the tooltips in the Variable List and are not available for defining filter conditions. For example, suppose you use the Insert Bands dialog to categorize the values in a numeric variable into two bands called High and Low. When you subsequently create a filter based on this numeric variable, the High and Low bands will not appear in the Filter tab and you will not be able to specify them in an advanced filter expression. See Filter conditions for more information.
Generally any changes you make in the Edit Variable dialog affect all tables that include the variable, although the changes are not visible in existing tables until you repopulate them. However, changes do not affect any tables where you have used the Edit Table Variable dialog to define how the variable is to appear in those specific tables.
Fields
Edit Variable menu
See UNICOM Intelligence Reporter main menus for more information.
Edit Variable toolbar
See Toolbar buttons for more information.
Name
You cannot change the variable name in the Edit Variable dialog. To rename a variable, use the Variables pane. See Renaming variables for more information.
Description
The default description is the variable's description (label) or the text of the question on which it is based. You can change the variable description if required. The description appears in the Results tab, if you have chosen to display variable descriptions. Any changes you make to the description will be applied to any existing tables that include the variable next time you generate them.
Data type
Displays the variable's type.
Category list
A list of the categories in the variable, and other items that are part of the variable, for example, means, totals, or other items that you create.
Properties pane
The Properties pane is an advanced feature that you can use to view and edit the properties for categories and other items in a variable. See Edit Variable dialog: Properties pane for more information.
Script pane
The Script pane is an advanced feature that you can use to display and edit the syntax for a variable. See Edit Variable dialog: Script pane for more information.
See also
Edit Variable dialog: Properties pane
Edit Variable dialog: Script pane
Save Variable As
Insert Categories dialog
Insert Bands dialog
Add Factors dialog
Setting the number of responses in a variable
Using variables