Data Viewer
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Data Viewer

You can preview your input data by pressing the View button in the Transfer dialog box.  Your data will appear in a scrollable grid.  By default, the viewer is on


The data can be sorted by any variable by clicking on the variable name.  You can navigate to any row by entering the row number in the Quick Navigation box and then pressing Go.


Columns can be moved by clicking and holding the column heading and then dragging the column to the new location.


To set viewer options, go to the Options tab and click on Data Viewer Options.


To return to the Transfer screen, press Close Viewer.


Long String Viewer

The data viewer will display long strings, international character sets, variable characteristics and value labels.  The long string viewer allows you to see strings that are too long to be viewed at the current column width. 


By default, the viewer is on. To use it, simply left click on the cell you want to examine and a viewing window will display the string.   To disable it, uncheck the Show Long String Viewer option in Data Viewer Options in the Options dialog box.


By default, the viewing window will close automatically when your cursor leaves the cell that contains the string you are viewing.  To turn off this behavior, uncheck the Hide Automatically option.


Variable Info Viewer

By default, if you click on the variable name at the top of the grid, a Variable Info Viewer box will open that will show you the variable name, its type and, if available, its label.  To disable it, uncheck the Show Variable info Viewer option in Data Viewer Options in the Options dialog box.


By default, the viewing window will close automatically when your cursor leaves the cell that contains the variable you are viewing.  To turn off this behavior, uncheck the Hide Automatically option.