Nesstar Mark up File Description and Resequence

Hi there! This tutorial will cover the File Description and resequencing the variables in Nesstar Publisher when you're marking up your dataset. So to begin, let's open up Nesstar Publisher. You can see here that I already have a document open, which is the Canadian Internet Use Survey: 2012, Person file just because it's one of the most recent files that I've worked on. So, let's expand Datasets. You can see here that our first option is File Description. Depending on the template that you're using, your fields are going to vary. But remember that you can click on the title and it'll open up a description of the field underneath. You can do this for each of them or simply click on the overarching title and just do it one by one that way. To show you how to resequence your variables, go down to variables and click on it. Notice in these three columns, we have stars. Resequencing must be done for each dataset. This recalculates the start and end positions for each of the variables. If it is not done, the user will get an error when trying to export to SPSS or a similar program. So to do this, go along the top left-hand side and open up the Variables menu. Scroll down to Resequence and click on it. You'll get a pop-up message that says: Do you want to recalculate the widths? Recalculating the widths are recommended if you plan to export as Fixed Format Text, SAS or SPSS syntax. Click yes. Notice that your stars have turned into numbers and you have resequenced your variables. That's all for this tutorial. This video was created by the Carleton University Data Centre. Thanks for watching.

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