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Adding Long Names to Variables

mcstagger

Community Trekker

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Oct 6, 2014

When importing an SPSS.sav file, my variables show up with long names. I have created some new variables and I am trying to include some long names to make the variables easier to navigate but I am not seeing where this is possible. Can someone please point me towards the variable option that allows for this?

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Jeff_Perkinson

Community Manager

Joined:

Jun 23, 2011

When you import a .SAV file JMP creates two column properties, SPSS Name and SPSS Label to hold the column name and column label from SPSS.

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Are these the properties you're talking about?

If so, you can add these by hand in the Column Info dialog using the Column Properties menu and choosing Other....

-Jeff

-Jeff
ron_horne

Super User

Joined:

Jun 23, 2011

hi MC,

take a look at this as well,

Switch to short or long nameshttps://community.jmp.com/docs/DOC-6105

ron