Setting variable titles and descriptions
This article is part of the Definitive Guide to Uploading and Preparing Data.
This is a core part of setting up a clean and tidy dataset. If you haven't already, it is strongly recommended you read: Recommendations for setting up a clean and tidy dataset
In the web app
In the web app, you need to have Editor permissions and unlock the dataset (for editing). You can do this via the Variable Organizer:
- Variable Properties (for one variable at a time)
- Dataset Properties > Edit Variables (to do more than one variable at a time)
See this article for more information.
- Note: as CHANGE is a very common command for tidying datasets, you may like to consider the Script Builder for bulk tasks.
- You can set names and descriptions of variables (and categories and subvariable labels and aliases), as noted in this vignette.