Tips – custom tables inactive statistics button
Hi, many times I have wondered about why the statistics button is inactive (greyed out) in the Custom Tables dialog box. Now when I started to prepare a Custom Tables training I got the answer in the theory book: it depends on which variable you put into the table first!
Here is an example of what I mean, I have put in the variable “Job category” first into the row dimension and then “Gender” in the column dimension.
When I mark the “Gender” variable in the table, you see that the “Summary Statistics” – button will be inactive (greyed out). So I cannot choose that, because I put in the variable “Job category” first when I created this table. So then you have to click on “Job category” instead as below:
Then it works to choose the statistics you want into the table. (Actually it doesn’t matter, because you will get exactly the same statistics whatever variable you put in first).