# 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

- From the menus choose:
- Select the variables that you want to include in the set.
- Enter a name for the set (up to 64 bytes).
- Click Add Set.