Trim variables' labels in Meta-Editor

Trim function in Meta-Editor

Updated over a week ago

When raw data is first uploaded, question labels can sometimes be too long and appear disorganized. The trim function allows you to trim these labels in bulk, rather than editing each one manually. However, the labels must contain similar or matching words or characters that you want to remove. Here is an example of labels before using the trim function:

How to trim labels in Meta-Editor:

  • Go to Project settings β†’ Meta-Editor;

  • Find and select the variables that you want to trim (with common part of labeles);

  • Click on the 'trim' icon ;

  • In the pop-up box the common text that can be trimmed is highlighted in red, you can switch between trimming the prefix or suffix of the labels. If highlighted text is not what you need you can select another part of it for trimming. The preview of the result is shown in the pop-up;

  • Click OK.

It is recommended to move the trimmed variabless to a folder to have everything organized and easy to find.

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