Modifying Data - Merge Categories Less Than or Equal To 4%

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This QScript merges together all categories in a question which have percentages smaller than 4%. To specify which questions to modify you should select one or more tables in the Report before running this script. Pick One, Pick Any, and Pick Any - Compact questions can be modified by this QScript.

Example

The table on the left provides a SUMMARY of the countries in which the survey respondents live. Outside of the three larger markets there are a handful of respondent from other countries. The table on the right shows a SUMMARY of the same data following the application of the script. The countries with small numbers of respondents have been merged into a single category.

MergeSmallCategories.PNG

How to apply this QScript

  • Start typing the name of the QScript into the Search features and data box in the top right of the Q window.
  • Click on the QScript when it appears in the QScripts and Rules section of the search results.

OR

  • Select Automate > Browse Online Library.
  • Select this QScript from the list.

Customizing the QScript

This QScript is written in JavaScript and can be customized by copying and modifying the JavaScript.

Customizing QScripts in Q4.11 and more recent versions

  • Start typing the name of the QScript into the Search features and data box in the top right of the Q window.
  • Hover your mouse over the QScript when it appears in the QScripts and Rules section of the search results.
  • Press Edit a Copy (bottom-left corner of the preview).
  • Modify the JavaScript (see QScripts for more detail on this).
  • Either:
    • Run the QScript, by pressing the blue triangle button.
    • Save the QScript and run it at a later time, using Automate > Run QScript (Macro) from File.

Customizing QScripts in older versions

  • Copy the JavaScript shown on this page.
  • Create a new text file, giving it a file extension of .QScript. See here for more information about how to do this.
  • Modify the JavaScript (see QScripts for more detail on this).
  • Run the file using Automate > Run QScript (Macro) from File.

JavaScript

// Merge - Categories Less Than or Equal To

includeWeb("QScript Selection Functions");
includeWeb("QScript Functions to Generate Outputs");
includeWeb("QScript Utility Functions");
includeWeb("QScript Table Functions");
includeWeb("QScript Data Reduction Functions");

var percentage = 4; // Eg 4 represents 4% (and not 400%)

if (!mergeCategoriesLessThanOrEqualTo(percentage))
    log("QScript Canceled.");
else
    conditionallyEmptyLog("QScript Finished.");


See also