SPSS string search
While not obvious, SPSS has some simple syntax that makes it easy to search through your string variables looking for key words /phrases. The below syntax is my default go-to when reviewing open-end comments and trying to categorize their response. The code controls for the case format of the variable as well as for the text you’re looking for.
If INDEX(Upcase(Var),Upcase("spss"))>0 Flag= 1 .
The video below shows just how easy it is to review open-end – string variables and categorize them.