When finished creating the data dictionary application, you will see the screen divided into two windows. The screen on the left displays the dictionary tree:
CSPro created a dictionary ("Poverty") with one level ("Poverty questionnaire"), and that level contains a set of ID Items ("(Id Items)") and one record ("Poverty record").
The screen on the right displays detailed information for the highlighted object in the left-hand screen. For example, if in the left-hand screen the focus [cursor or highlight] is on the first line ( ), the right-hand screen will display information about the dictionary [file] as a whole. If the focus in the left-hand screen is moved to the second line ( ) questionnaire or case level, the right-hand screen will display information about the questionnaire [case], which is the basic element of the file. As the focus is moved down the dictionary tree, the right-hand screen changes to reflect the different items of interest at each successive level.
The tabs at the bottom of the right-hand display are marked "Files" and "Dicts". Clicking on either of these tabs will bring up the appropriate tree. In addition, each tree [File Tree and Dictionary Tree] can be toggled [using Ctrl + T] between views. In the case of the File Tree, the views will show either the internal or external names of the files; in the case of the Dictionary Tree, the views will show either the name or the label of each entity in the file.
The first thing we suggest you do is to change the level properties to reflect your intended usage for them. Next, change the record properties [e.g., maximum number of records for each type, whether a given record type is required or optional, etc.] and create any needed additional records for the level. Once you create a record, you can start creating the ID and data item value sets and values.
If this structure is sufficient for your needs, you can begin adding identification items and data items to the set(s) and each record you created. Remember that identification items defined in the ID Items set will appear on each record in the current level, as well as each record in lower levels.