Reuse a Code ListΒΆ

Often, numeric data correspond to labelled information. For example, a dataset may use the number 1 to represent Males, and 2 to represent Females. Of course, is much easier to make sense coded data when the values for each number are documented, so Colectica allows you to do this.

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For instructions on creating a new code list for a column, see Create a Code List for a Column.

Additionally, you can re-use a code list if it applies to multiple columns.

  1. On the Colectica ribbon tab, click the Data Documentation button to ensure the Data Documentation pane is visible.

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  2. In the Data Documentation pane, select the Variable Details tab.

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    The Variable Details tab shows details for the column where the cursor is located.

  3. For the Data Type, choose Code.

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  4. Click the Use Existing Code List button.

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    After clicking the Use Existing Code List button, a list of available code lists from your workbook is displayed.

  5. Double click the code list you would like to use.

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  6. The code list will be displayed in the Variable Details pane.

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