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SOIC Manual Chapter 2. User's Reference Guide

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2.7 The Code Menu

Coding industry and occupation titles is the core purpose of the SOIC System. The Code menu gives you the options to do just that.

You can access the Code pull down menu by selecting the Code item from the menu bar. To access the Coding menu from the Data Entry Form, press ALT+C or click on the Coding item with the mouse. A pull down menu appears:

SOIC Drop down menu.  Code menu displayed.

The pull down menu gives you four active options (and one that is grayed out). You can choose any of the available options by clicking on the one you want with your mouse. Alternatively, you can move to the option you want with DOWN ARROW (presuming you don't want the first option, which is already selected), and then choose the option with ENTER.

If you open the Code pull down menu while you are coding a table, the menu looks like this:

SOIC Drop down menu.  Code menu displayed.

You cannot choose one of the coding options, because coding is already underway. You can cancel the ongoing coding, however, with the Cancel option.

Top of Page     2.7.1 The Code Record Option

The Code Record option allows you to generate industry and occupation codes one record at a time. This option takes the occupation title from the Occupation field, processes the text, and places an occupation code in the occupation Code field. The option performs a similar operation to generate an industry code and category. The following figure shows an example of a coded record:

SOIC Data entry screen with balloon pop up in the Industry & Occupation coding section.

Note the "balloon" located immediately below the industry Code field that says "department stores." This is a definition of the code 591. You can see definition balloons for industry and occupation codes by placing the mouse pointer in a Code field and waiting about half a second. The definition balloons only appear when there is actually a code in the Code field. You cannot display them by using the keyboard.

To choose the Code Record option, click on Code and then Record with the mouse, press CTRL+R, or press ALT+C, R. Alternatively, you can click on the Code Record button on the Button Bar below the menus. With the current version of the SOIC System, coding a single record should be almost instantaneous.

Code Record saves the record, and it cannot be restored to an earlier state with Undo Field or Undo Record.

Top of Page     2.7.2 The Code Table Option

The Code Table option allows you to generate industry and occupation codes for all the records in a table at once. Coding a large table can take some time, so during coding, the program displays a Coding Progress bar on the left hand side of the Status Bar:

SOIC Status bar which can be used to monitor completion of coding process.

You can interrupt the coding process by clicking on the Stop button on the Button Bar or pressing CTRL+X. Whether you interrupt the coding or let the coding proceed to its conclusion, the Data Entry Form continues to display the record that was displayed when you began coding.

To choose the Code Table option, click on Code and then Table with the mouse, press CTRL+T, or press ALT+C, T. Alternatively, you can click on the Code Table button on the Button Bar located immediately below the menus.

Code Table saves each record in the table as it is coded, and therefore coded records cannot be restored to an earlier state with Undo Field or Undo Record.

Top of Page     2.7.3 The Code Rest of Table Option

To choose the Code Rest of Table option, click on Coding and then Code Rest of Table with the mouse, press CTRL+O, or press ALT+C, O.

Code Rest of Table begins coding with the record currently displayed on the Data Entry Form, and proceeds through to the last record in the table. If the number of records remaining in the table is large, coding can take some time. Therefore, Code Rest of Table displays a Coding Progress bar on the Status Bar, as shown in the previous section.

You can interrupt the coding process with CTRL+X or by clicking on the Stop button on the Button Bar. Whether you interrupt the coding or let the coding proceed to its conclusion, the Data Entry Form continues to display the record that was displayed when you began coding.

Code Rest of Table saves all the records that it attempts to code, and therefore none of them can be restored to an earlier state with Undo Field or Undo Record.

Code Rest of Table can be useful if you earlier interrupted a coding session using Stop or CTRL+X. Code Rest of Table allows you to finish the job without recoding the first part of the table.

Top of Page     2.7.4 The Code Uncoded Option

To choose the Code Uncoded option, click on Code and then Uncoded with the mouse, press CTRL+U, or press ALT+C, U.

Code Uncoded attempts to code all records that do not have an occupation or industry code assigned, no matter where they appear in the table. If the number of uncoded records remaining in the table is large, coding can take some time. Therefore, Code Uncoded displays a Coding Progress bar on the Status Bar, as shown in Section 2.7.2 "The Code Table Option".

You can interrupt the coding process with CTRL+X or by clicking on the Stop button on the Button Bar. Whether you interrupt the coding or let the coding proceed to its conclusion, the Data Entry Form continues to display the record that was displayed when you began coding.

Code Uncoded saves all the records that it attempts to code, and therefore none of them can be restored to an earlier state with Undo Field or Undo Record.

Top of Page     2.7.5 The Cancel Option

To interrupt coding, you can choose the Cancel option by clicking on Code and then Cancel, press CTRL+X, press ALT+C, C, or click on the Stop ("Cancel Coding") button on the Button Bar. The Cancel option only takes effect when coding is actually in progress. At other times, the Cancel option on the Code menu and the Stop button on the Button Bar are grayed out. When coding is not taking place, CTRL+X has no effect on the program.

 
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