Apply Metadata from Another DatasetΒΆ

To apply metadata from another dataset, use the Apply Metadata from Dataset command.

  1. Navigate to a dataset.

  2. Click the Apply Metadata from Dataset button on the ribbon.

  3. Select the dataset from which you would like to copy metadata.

  4. A summary of changes will be displayed.

Information is copied from the dataset according to the following rules.

  • For every variable in the target dataset, a corresponding variable is located in the source dataset. This variable is found if the variable names match exactly.

  • When a match is found, the following information is copied from the source variable to the target variable.

    • Variable label

    • Variable description

    • Variable data type, including code list

  • If no match is found, no action is taken.