How to Delete Cases (Observations)
|Related Online Training modules|
|Deleting Individual Observations|
|Deleting Multiple Observations|
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Right click on the row(s) to be deleted and select Delete Row. With large projects that contain many variables this can take a surprisingly long amount of time as Q checks the consequences of the deletion on every variable and every table in a project, so it is often better to delete using a filter.
Deleting cases using a filter
Create a new Filter and, in the Data tab, apply the filter, then right-click and select Delete Rows Matching Filter (Green). If deleting large amounts of data, it is often advisable to delete them in the data file.
Deleting cases from the raw data
If you want to delete variables that are in a raw data file, you can do this by:
- Opening a new version of Q.
- Importing the data file, selecting No to any questions.
- Deleting the cases.
- Select Tools > Save Data as SPSS/CSV File and save it to somewhere appropriate.
- Select File > Data Sets > Update an import the modified data file.