Subtables are separate and individual tabulations ("sub") contained within the definition of a single table. Subtables can be thought of as merged or concatenated to create the whole table.
Each subtable, being independent, has its own set of Tally Attributes as well as the Tally Attributes for the "Entire Table". To access the attributes of a subtable either right click while the cursor is in the area of the subtable and then select Tally Attributes (Subtable) or right click anywhere in the table, select Tally Attributes (Table), and then select the desired subtable from the drop down menu as shown below.
In the menu subtables are listed as they appear in the "big" table, from left to right then from top to bottom. The "Names" of the subtables are created from the value sets present. If an item has only one value set then the name of the item itself appears, e.g., P03_SEX in example. If an item has more than one value set then the name of the value set appears, e.g., P04_AGE_VS2 in the example.
Any attributes entered in the "Entire Table" menu except "Unit Tallied" are also incorporated into the subtables. Entries in this menu apply to all subtables in the table.
In the Tally Attributes (Table)
If an item or value is given for "Value Tallied" or "Weight" it is also MULTIPLIED by any corresponding value give in any subtable.
Any entry in the "Universe" box is combined with any universe in a subtable using "and". In other words, both universe criteria must be met in order for a tally to be made.
Of course, any checked "Special values" or "Lowest Break Level" (applicable only for area processing) always refer to the entire table including any subtables.
With the exception of attributes applying to entire table, individual subtables can each be assigned different weights, universes, etc.