Merging Codes

Video Tutorial: Merging Codes

You may begin your coding very close to the data generating lots of codes. In order not to drown in a long list of codes, you need to aggregate those codes from time to time, which means merging and renaming them to reflect the higher abstract level. Another reason for merging is that you realize that two codes have the same meaning, but you have used different labels.

Select two or more codes in the Code Manager and drag them to the code where you want to merge them into. A menu opens. Select the first option Merge code ... into ...

Merging Codes

A comment is automatically inserted into the target code that provides an audit trail of which codes have been merged. If the codes that are merged had a comment, these comments are also added to the target code.

Merging Codes - Audit Trail