In Recode values in the following columns, enter one or more columns that contain the values to recode.
Select the method of recoding
If you are recoding numeric data, select one of the following methods of recoding:
Recode ranges of values: Recodes each range of values to one value. For example, you can change all values that are less than 0 to 0.
Recode individual values: Recodes individual values to different individual values. For example, you can change each instance of -999 to a missing value (denoted by *).
Enter the values to recode
Enter the values to recode based on whether you are recoding individual values or ranges of values.
Under Recoded value, enter the new value beside the corresponding Current value.
Ranges of values
You can recode ranges of values only for numeric data.
For each range of values, enter the Lower endpoint value, Upper endpoint value, and Recoded value. For example, you can enter the values that are shown in the following table.
For Each range shall include its, indicate how you want the values that you enter in the table to be recoded. For example, suppose you enter the values that are shown in the previous table. If you deselect Upper endpoint and leave Lower endpoint selected, then 0 is recoded as 1, 10 is recoded as 2, and so on.
Specify the storage option
To overwrite the original columns with the columns that contain the recoded data, select Store the recoded columns in the original columns.