Delete Coded Segments

MAXQDA offers the option of deleting single or multiple codes simultaneously, from several locations.

Please note: If you delete a code from the Code System, the code is removed from all coded segments in all documents.

Delete coded segments from “Document Browser”

  1. Move the mouse over the coding stripe or over the code name.
  2. Right-click and select Delete.
Deleting a coded segment in the “Document Browser” window

Delete coded segments from “Retrieved Segments” window

  1. Right-click anywhere on a coded segment or on the coding strip.
  2. Select Delete.
Deleting a coded segment in the “Retrieved Segments” window

Delete coded segments from “Overview of coded segments” or “Retrieved Segments” in table view

  1. Right-click on a row or select multiple rows while holding down the Ctrl key (Windows) or cmd key (Mac) to simultaneously delete multiple coded segments.
  2. Select Delete.
Deleting multiple coded segments in the “Overview of Codes“

Delete most recent coded segments with “Undo Code” icon

Clicking on the code symbol with the right mouse button causes a context menu to appear, with which the coding of the text segment can be removed. Choose Delete to remove the coding.

If you need to first find the location of a coded segment in a document, deleting the code in this way may not be very convenient. A better way is to use MAXQDA’s Undo function. In the “Code” toolbar on top of the “Document Browser” window, there is anUndo button. Clicking on it opens a list containing the last codes assigned. This can especially helpful to remove codes created with one of MAXQDAs automatic coding functions.

Undo function in the “Code” toolbar

The most recent coded segments are shown at the top of the list. By clicking on the third coding, only this one will be removed again, the two codings listed above will be retained.

Please note: If only the size of a coded segment is changed, this action does not appear as a new entry at the top of the list.