There are a number of ways to find or look for variables or questions to use in your analysis from either the Outputs tab or the Variables and Questions tab.
In the Outputs tab, Quicksearch is enabled in drop-down menus, so that when you type some characters, the menu is shortened to only show you options containing those characters. For example, if you start typing some characters in the blue drop-down box the results will be restricted to the characters entered:
It is used by entering the letters to be searched for and pressing the magnifying glass until the desired variable or question is found.
When creating variables, the Sort variables alphabetically button can be used to sort lists alphabetically to assist in finding variables and questions of interest.
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