Data - All Variable Specs

Ribbon bar. Select the Data tab. In the Variables group, click All Specs to display the Variable Specifications Editor.

Classic menus. From the Data menu, select All Variable Specs to display the Variable Specifications Editor.

Use the Editor, which is organized in a spreadsheet format, to view and edit the properties of all the variables in the active spreadsheet. It is convenient when you need to compare or edit specifications of several variables, especially when you need to copy and paste between variables (e.g., comments, formulas, or links), or extend a format definition or missing data code from one variable to subsequent variables.

The shortcut menu, accessed by right-clicking in the spreadsheet area, contains options to Add Vars, Delete Vars, Cut, Copy, Paste, and Fill/Copy Down. See Variable Specs for a description of the columns in the Editor.