In Syntax, you can define several different characteristics for each of your variables. Here is the full collection of possibilities among SPSS Syntax language variables:

  • Name: Short form of the variable name

  • Type: Numeric, comma, dot, scientific notation, date, dollar, custom currency, or string

  • Width: Maximum number of characters used to display the data

  • Decimals: Number of digits to the right of the decimal point

  • Label: Long form of the variable name

  • Values: Names assigned to specific values

  • Missing: Value, or values, to represent missing values

  • Columns: Number of spaces into which the value is displayed

  • Align: Right, left, or center

  • Measure: Scale, ordinal, or nominal

  • Role: Input, target, both, none, partition, or split