WORKING WITH VARIABLES: PRIMARY DOCUMENT FAMILIES
Categorical variables: For all categorical variables, use a hash (#) as the lead
character, as in: #Profession, #Gender, etc. Enter the values as string.
Missing values: Missing values are indicated by a zero (0) and used for
documents not assigned to any family.
If a field name or value contains characters resembling the separator for
categorical variables, you need to enclose the name or value with quotation
If the HUPATH setup (as the easiest and most flexible project setup) suits your
needs, then an Excel table ready for import could look like this:
You simply enter the consecutive numbers for PDs, the document names and
Save the table as native Excel tab-delimited xls/xlsx file or in csv format.
From the main menu, select D
option is also available from the Documents / Miscellaneous menu.
If you are importing into a new HU, a dialog opens, asking you to save the
HU before proceeding. This is needed to be able to access “HU follower”
documents using the special <HUPATH>:
Save the HU into the same folder where the documents are stored (unless
you have entered an @Origin column with user defined path references).
Next a file dialog opens. If you are importing into an existing HU, the
standard file dialog window opens immediately. Select the prepared xls/xlsx
or csv file and click OK to start the import procedure.
If you import a native Excel file (tab delimited with the extension xls), the
families are imported immediately. If you select an Excel compatible file format
like csv, select the field delimiter: comma, semicolon, or tab.
Once the import is finished a message pops up informing you about the
number of families that have been created.
Importing the above table, results in the following HU:
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Figure 152: An Excel table ready for import as PD-Family table