Inserting new variables
Entering data in an empty column in Data View or in an empty row in Variable View automatically creates a new variable with a default variable name (the prefix var and a sequential number) and a default data format type (numeric). The Data Editor inserts the system-missing value for all cases for the new variable. If there are any empty columns in Data View or empty rows in Variable View between the new variable and the existing variables, these rows or columns also become new variables with the system-missing value for all cases. You can also insert new variables between existing variables.