Defining variable sets

Define Variable Sets creates subsets of variables to display in the Data Editor and in dialog box variable lists. Defined variable sets are saved with IBM® SPSS® Statistics data files.

Set Name. Set names can be up to 64 bytes. Any characters, including blanks, can be used.

Variables in Set. Any combination of numeric and string variables can be included in a set. The order of variables in the set has no effect on the display order of the variables in the Data Editor or in dialog box variable lists. A variable can belong to multiple sets.

To define variable sets

  1. From the menus choose:

    Utilities > Define Variable Sets...

  2. Select the variables that you want to include in the set.
  3. Enter a name for the set (up to 64 bytes).
  4. Click Add Set.