Production applications can be run either interactively from CSPro or using batch (*.BAT) files to execute one CSPro program after another. For small surveys all the tabulation work can usually be done within CSPro. For a population census or large survey, you may want to create batch files to perform processing.
When you run tabulation from CSPro, you can produce the entire tabulation in one run or you can tabulate in parts, that is one step, or process, at a time. The entire tabulation process consists of three processes:
Tabulate – One or more data files are processed to produce table matrices, row and columns of tabulated numbers.
Consolidate – Tables matrices are added together for different lower geographic areas, say districts, to produce tables for higher geographic areas such as provinces and country. This process is performed only when area specifications are given.
Format – Table matrices are surrounded with titles, headings, and stubs to be displayed or printed for the end user.
You can have CSPro Run in Parts to perform each of these processes one at a time.