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Export Variable Naming Convention

Introduction
When data is exported from Codeit, a standard naming conventions is applied to generate Variable names.
This page outlines the exact details of this naming convention.

Overriding the Naming Convention
Codeit does have a mechanism that allows you to override the default naming convention and, instead, provide your own custom naming mechanism.
At the time of writing, this mechanism is not visible via the Codeit user interface.
If you are interested in using this mechanism, please contact support.

Nested Variables
If variables have been imported using nesting then this nesting will need to be expanded to create a flattened export.
The naming convention must therefore disambiguate the flattened items.
The pattern used generate nested variable names id:

%Variable Name%_%Loop%_%Order%_%MulticodeIndex%

Each of the components of this pattern are as follows:


ItemExplanationOptional
%Variable Name%The text name of a variable being exported. For more details see here.
No
%Loop%Denotes a specific Loop iteration index within a variableYes - If a variable does not use Loop nesting, then this element will be omitted
%Order%Denotes a specific Order index within a variableYes - If a variable does not user Order nesting, then this element will be omitted
%MulticodeIndex%Denotes a specific Multicode index within a variableYes
- If a variable does not have a codeframe attached, then this element will be omitted
- If the Multicode Export Type of a coded variable is set to "Concatenated" then this element will be omitted
- If the Maximum Codes Allowed setting of a variable is set to 1 then this element will be omitted
- If the Maximum Codes Allowed setting is not set, but the data being exported only contains a maximum of one response, then this element will be omitted.




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