The Properties command on the File menu allows the user to view an opened file’s properties. The properties of the file provide information about the file, its contents (e.g., subject data files), and columns. This can be a quick and useful way to scan the file without scrolling through the spreadsheet.
The General property page may be displayed by clicking the Properties command on the File menu and selecting the General tab. The General tab displays general information about the file.
|Filename||The filename without its path is displayed at the top of the dialog.|
|Type||Displays “E-Prime data file”|
|Version||Displays the version of the E-Prime data file format.|
|Status||Indicates if the data file is a “single session” file or a “merged data” file. A single session file is an E-Prime data file generated by the E-Run application. These files contain data for only one session. A merged data file is an E-Prime data file created by E-Merge or created by one of E-DataAid’s import functions. These files can contain one or more sessions.|
|Location||Displays the file path.|
|Size||Displays the file size.|
|MS-DOS name||Displays the file MS-DOS name.|
|Created||Displays the file creation date.|
|Modified||Displays the file last modified date, which is the date that any changes were made to the file.|
|Merged||Displays the file last merged date, which is the date that the file was last merged into another file.|
|Accessed||Displays the file last accessed date.|
|Attributes||Displays the file attributes: Read Only, Archive, Hidden, and System. Read Only means the file cannot be written to by any user or processes. Archive means the file has been changed since the last backup. Hidden means the file is hidden and does not appear in normal directory searches. System means that the file is a system file and is excluded from normal directory searches.|
Additionally, if the file has altered data, the property page will include the message “This file has data alterations!” below the Size field. A file contains altered data if a data value or a variable name has previously been modified.
The Contents property page may be displayed by clicking the Properties command on the File menu and selecting the Contents tab. The Contents tab displays a list of all sessions contained in the file along with their creation date, last modified date, and last merged date.
The Columns page may be displayed by clicking the Properties command on the File menu and selecting the Columns tab. This tab lists the variable name (i.e. name of the column), data type, level, read-only status, and hidden status. Columns are listed in the order in which they appear in the spreadsheet.