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.

  1. When metadata transformation opened place the cursor on the variable, then right-click.
  2. Press Create Weight variable and new dialog box appears.
  3. In Create New option press Create to complete the process.
  4. If you want to Select existing, select one of the variables from the list and press Select.