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New Variable dialog
The New Variable dialog is an advanced feature that you can use to create a new variable.
To open the New Variable dialog, choose Variables > New from the menu, or press Ctrl+M.
You can also create a new variable by copying or merging existing variables, or saving changes to an existing variable as a new variable. For more information, see Creating new variables.
Edit Variable
See UNICOM Intelligence Reporter main menus.
Edit Variable toolbar
See Toolbar buttons.
UNICOM Intelligence Reporter generates a name for the new variable. You can change this to a more meaningful name. The name must conform to the UNICOM Intelligence Reporter naming conventions.
Enter a description for the variable as you want it to appear on your tables.
Data type
Defines the new variable's type. When you are creating a copy of a variable, you must select the same type as the variable you are copying. The options are:
Numeric (long)
Numeric (double)
See Variable type overview for more information.
Based On
Use this field to type in the syntax that defines the variable; for example, Favorite + spontaneous + prompted. This is useful if you are familiar with the syntax. Alternatively, define the variable using the dialog available from the Select button.
Displays the Create New Variable Based On dialog, where you can enter your own formula for the variable.
Category list
The main section of the dialog displays a list of the categories in the variable. This list also includes 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
Create New Variable Based On dialog
Using variables