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Tip 11 - QPSMR "classic" software - QPSMR Insight / QPSMR CATI / QPSMR Reflect

Tip 11 - “Applying” formats to a block of existing tables... without updating them!

Recently one of my colleagues took a support call from a customer using QPSMR Insight who wanted to temporarily stop including a whole block of tables, positioned in the middle of an existing tables file (QTF). The simple solution was to include a CL syntax table (tables stage) positioned before the first table that was not required using the syntax


and another CL syntax table positioned after the block of tables using the syntax

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When the tables were run, the block between the CL syntax tables were ignored, but all
other tables in the file remained unchanged.

QPSMR Classic CL Syntax

Other format options can be “applied” to blocks of tables in this way, allowing you to control the way they are printed from QPSMR. Just use the syntax f= followed by the format option code(s), each separated by / if more than one is required and a comma at the end. For example, if a block of tables within a tables file (QTF) need a column label width of 10 characters and a date you could insert a CL syntax table before the block using the syntax f=clw10/dat, and another after the block using the syntax f=clw5/ndat, (to return to the default column width setting of 5 characters and no date).

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