This article describes how to run a script that removes untidy text from the ends of variable labels when the labels have been cut off in the data file. Such truncation of data labels can occur in older data-processing software (e.g. Quantum) when there is a limit to the lengths of labels.
To tidy the labels for a multiple response question in your project you should first ensure that the variables for the question have been combined together and use Combine if they are not already combined. When the script runs you will be prompted to select the question(s) to tidy.
You should only apply this script for questions where the labels look truncated. Applying the script to questions with labels that are already correct may have the effect of removing text unnecessarily.
A Displayr document with a data set.
- If you have more than one data set in your project, first select the data set you would like to run this script on.
- Go to Anything > Data > Miscellaneous > Remove Truncated Text from Variable Labels.
- Confirm which question(s) contain labels that need to be tidied.
- Click OK.