Occasionally, you may find that being able to define three independent bases to a table is not enough to get to the segment you want to analyse, or you may want to net several responses together and create a merged code. This is when you need to create a new variable.
The toolbar houses 3 icons for creating new variables. The first icon is for creating a new variable containing a single code. This option is used specifically when you want to create a new base.
The second icon is for creating a new variable containing a list of multiple codes. This option is used specifically when you want to create a new banner or net some codes together.
The third icon is the quick banner option which is an easy way to create a simple banner made up from two existing variables, e.g. Age within Gender.
Other occasions when a new variable is useful include copying a small selection of codes from an existing variable as a summary.
See also: Deleting variables