Modifying Labels - Remove Variable Names And Values From Labels

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This QScript removes all changes made by Modifying Labels - Add Variable Names And Values To Labels to the labels in your project and is only intended for this purpose. This script looks for a special invisible character in the labels and will have no affect in the absence of this character (i.e., if you manually modify labels and inadvertently remove the hidden character, then this QScript will not work). For examples and technical details please see Modifying Labels - Add Variable Names And Values To Labels.

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Customizing the QScript

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

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JavaScript

// Modifying Labels - Remove Variable Names And Values From Labels
 
if (!main())
    log("QScript Cancelled.");
else
    log("QScript Finished.");
 
function main() {
    includeWeb("QScript Utility Functions");
 
    var hidden_char = "\u200b ";
 
    project.dataFiles.forEach(function (data_file) {
        data_file.questions.forEach(function (question) {
                        if (!question.isBanner)
                    undoVariableNameAndValueAddition(question, hidden_char);
        })
    });
    return true;
}
 
// Looks for hidden_char in labels and removes averything that comes 
// before it. This includes:
// 1. Question names.
// 2. Variable Labels.
// 3. Data reduction labels.
function undoVariableNameAndValueAddition(question, hidden_char) {
    var variables = question.variables;
    var data_reduction = question.dataReduction;
    var question_type = question.questionType;
 
    // Remove Variable Name from Question Name
    var split_q_name = question.name.split(hidden_char);
    if (split_q_name.length == 2)
        question.name = preventDuplicateQuestionName(question.dataFile, split_q_name[1]);
 
    // Values to Category Labels (Pick One, Pick One - Multi)
    if (question_type.indexOf("Pick One") == 0) {
        var codes = (question_type == "Pick One" || (question_type == "Pick One - Multi" && !data_reduction.transposed)) ? data_reduction.rowLabels : data_reduction.columnLabels;
        codes.forEach(function (code) {
            var split_code = code.split(hidden_char);
            if (split_code.length == 2)
                data_reduction.rename(code, split_code[1]);
        });
    }
 
    // Remove Variable Names from Variable Labels (and corresponding data
    // reduction labels where relevant)
    variables.forEach(function (v) {
        var split_label = v.label.split(hidden_char);
        if (split_label.length == 2)
            v.label = split_label[1];
    });
 
    var mr_types = ["Pick One - Multi", "Number - Multi", "Pick Any"];
    if (mr_types.indexOf(question_type) > -1) {
        var by_columns = (question_type == "Pick One - Multi" && !data_reduction.transposed);
        var codes = by_columns ? data_reduction.columnLabels : data_reduction.rowLabels;
        codes.forEach(function (code) {
            var split_code = code.split(hidden_char);
            if (split_code.length > 1)
                data_reduction.rename(code, split_code[split_code.length - 1]);
        });
    }
}


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