To enter non-numeric data

  1. Double-click a variable name at the top of the column in Data View or click the Variable View tab.
  2. Click the button in the Type cell for the variable.
  3. Select the data type in the Variable Type dialog box.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Double-click the row number or click the Data View tab.
  6. Enter the data in the column for the newly defined variable.