Edit Attribute Properties

By default, CODAP attempts to automatically detect attribute properties upon a data import. However, it is possible to manually edit attribute properties using the Attribute menu.

Select an attribute in a case table. Click on "Edit Attribute Properties..."


The Attribute Properties allows you to adjust the following information.


The name of the attribute is the attribute's name. Types of characters allowed include capitalized letters, lowercase letters, symbols, numbers, and spaces. 


The description of the attribute allows users to enter key information about the attribute. The description will appear as a tooltip if you hover over the attribute in a case table. 


There are five types of attributes that CODAP recognizes.

categorical - categorical data is data that includes qualitative properties, such as the name of a mammal.

numeric - numerical data is data that includes numeric values.

date - data that contains dates and times. 

qualitative - numeric data displayed using relative rather than absolute measures.

boundary - boundary data is data that is used to draw boundaries. If boundary data is imported correctly, CODAP can use it to display data on maps.


Unit is the unit of measurement, for example, miles per hour. The unit will be displayed in parantheses on a graph axis.


You can make an attribute editable on a case table. If editable is set to "True," then it's possible to edit the attribute in the case table. Double-click on the appropriate data point to edit.

Click on "Apply" when finished.

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