Value sets

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Value sets

Postby arkagwa » October 30th, 2018, 7:07 am

Dear Team

Make value set number unique and numbering can occur automatic when creating value sets.
Currently you can accidentally assign 2 different value labels to the same number say=1, the system does not warn and this very dangerous during analysis you can have wrong statistics
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Gregory Martin
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Re: Value sets

Postby Gregory Martin » October 30th, 2018, 11:07 am

This is actually deliberate. If you do this, you'll note that when you run your program (if it's a tabulation application), you'll have an .ERR file that warns about overlapping value sets. The reason that it is deliberate is that you might want to create a value set like this for age:

Everyone, 0 - 120
Newborns, 0
Minors, 0 - 17
Adults, 18 - 120
Elderly, 65 - 120

The same value appears in multiple values, but makes sense because the values overlap (elderly are a kind of adult). Sometimes it is not something that you would like, as you have discovered, but it's supported because it can be useful.

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