The import expects a variable to identify the weight on each respondent. If the data is un-weighted, the value “1” should be applied to all respondents. If the respondent weight variable is called “Weight” the system automatically detects the variable and will attach a small Weight icon next to it. If the data file does not contain a weight variable, or if another name is used, you can do one of two things: Either create a weight variable, or identify which variable contains information about the weight by using the “Create respondent weight variable” option.
- When metadata transformation opened place the cursor on the variable, then right-click.
- Press Create Weight variable and new dialog box appears.
- In Create New option press Create to complete the process.
- If you want to Select existing, select one of the variables from the list and press Select.