To perform tabulations, you will need a data file, and a data dictionary to describe the file. If you do not have a data dictionary, you will need a written description of the data file structure and organization. You can create the CSPro data dictionary as you create the new Tabulation application.
• Click on the toolbar, or from the File menu, select New. The following dialog box will appear.
• Select Tabulation Application and press OK.
• A file dialog box will appear. Enter the name of the application file. Make sure you are located in the folder where you want to place the application files. Then press Create. The following dialog box will appear.
• A default name of the data dictionary describing the data file is given. You can use this name or change it. If you give the name of a dictionary file that already exists, that data dictionary will be used by the application. If you give the name of a dictionary that does not exist, a new data dictionary will be created.
• If you are using an existing CSPro data dictionary, you may now start creating tables. If you are creating a new CSPro data dictionary, you will need to enter information into the dictionary about records, items, and values before you can create tables.
Tabulation applications consist of the following files:
Specifies all other files contained in the application and includes other application information.
Contains variable names and other parameters which define the tables in the application.
Contains the physical format of the data file(s) to tabulate.