[Solved] Comment text not showing in SPSS


I have a multiple choice list of roles and added a comment box for “other.”  However, none of the comment box entries show up when I download to SPSS. 

Theresa asked

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    The Comments field you can attach directly to a question doesn’t show in SPSS.  That’s why it isn’t showing up there for you.  You can add a following Textbox or Essay question to get those answer in SPSS though.

    Matthew Albie answered

      Is the comment text its own question? What question type are you using specifically? Is it s checkbox question that has one ‘other’ box?

      Sorry for all the questions, just trying to get an idea of what you are up against…

      Dominic Sharpe answered

        No problem…there is a list of about a dozen occupations, with the final option being “Other.”  After other, there is a comment (text) box for the respondent to fill in, but it is not it’s own question. Those answers don’t appear when I download the data into SPSS. 

        Theresa answered

          Sorry, the question is a drop down menu…

          Theresa answered


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