The Data Editor provides a convenient, spreadsheet-like method for creating and editing data files. The Data Editor window opens automatically when you start a session.
The Data Editor provides three views of your data:
- Over View - This view gives an overall idea of the data set.
- Data View - This view displays the actual data values or defined value labels.
- Variable View - This view displays variable definition information, including defined variable and value labels, data type (for example, string, date, or numeric), measurement level (nominal, ordinal, or scale), and user-defined missing values.
In the Data and the Variable views, you can add, change, and delete information that is contained in the data file.
After the changes are made in the data file, click 'Update' on the upper left to get an up-to-date representation of the data.