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See User resources for macros to format tables and other useful information.

Important: because Excel is confused by cells beginning with - or + the significance markers put out to CSV tables are now always preceded by a space.

For example a marker of "aB" will now be output as " aB".

QPSMR Reflect databases are now file type QRFX.  Users are advised to keep Reflect 2017.2e installed for old databases in addition to the latest version.

Note: CATI Projects with more than 1 TELNUM need Telin 2018.1b or above.

Tables (QTF) files created in 2016.1 or above will need 2016.1 or above Reflect, or the "2016 filters" turned off in tables global.

The QPSMR Companion should be used instead of Insight or CATI except for:

  • To create QIF files for Input or Telin
  • To handle quota files
  • For CATI reports. But use Companion for the Sample Index report.

The Companion has two important features that can be used without a licence:

  • Use a qpsmrinp file to input CAPI/paper data.
  • Use a qpsmran file produce simple tables and distinction analysis with Data Drill Down.

2018.2 release

  • Random orders for questions and responses can be repeated using named random entries (set in Companion)

2018.1 release

  • 2018.1t. A 64 bit version of QPSMR CL is available
  • Tests against the total (SHG0) and other columns (SHG1-3) can be done at the same time (SGH11-13)
  • Up to 15 digits can be used for integers (use DJ instead of DI in CL if more than 9 digits)
  • Up to 3 telephone numbers can be used to retrieve CATI sample records using a Winsock dialler.

2017.2 release

  • CSV tables with separate row for column identifiers now show additional (+...+) columns beings tested

2017.1 release

  • Unicode projects will generate a Unicode (not UTF8) STP
  • Improvements to the CATI predictive dialler protocol
  • Improvements for CATI records with multiple telephone numbers

2016.2 release

  • New options on tables worksheet to show all filters applied to table
  • New CL PP command [*ask(m) outputds=inputds] which allows multiselect; outputds contains 0 or 1 for each item in the list
  • Decimal places for weight entries used in carry forward text and data storage (set in QPSMR Companion)

2016.1 release

  • 2016.1f. Option to hide telephone numbers and have up to 3 numbers per record
  • Filter as rows (and columns) now moved to table worksheet.  Additional filters can be added to these automatic filters

2015.2 release

  • Format UPC (upper case) now works in CSV tables output

2015.1 release

  • New CL RCP SHORTCHARTEST to allow cvar tests not full size
  • Winsock communication for dialling connection

2014.2 release

  • New MIN and MAX functions.
  • New logic tests to compare entry value with another entry value.

2014.1 release

  • Format PNS now honoured in CSV output.

2013.2 release

  • Does not list qpsmrpr and qpsmrin files in the recent projects list.  These file types are only used by the QPSMR Companion.

2013.1 release

  • Serial number in imported files can be up to 18 digits.
  • New ZZZ entries for data input session.
  • New skeleton QDFs.
  • Up to 30,000 responses in single-coded and multi-coded entries.

2012.2 release

  • TAPI 3 used for dialing
  • Format ILE100 to give percentiles

2012.1 release

  • 2012.1b. New format DPW decimal places for list all rows of weight entry.
  • 2012.1b. Improvements to CSV tables output including format HAL.
  • The data history file is now created in a sub-folder and contains more information.
  • Question responses keys can now be numbered from 0 instead of 1.
  • Question response keys can be set globally to use the full data width.