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MAXQDA Tip of the month: Moving codes

Have you organized your codes in a tree structure before or during your analysis in MAXQDA, and now you realize that you want to reorganize some of the codes? Or maybe you’d like to convert some of your codes into subcodes or group several codes together. Whether you want to move a code within the Code System, create subcodes, or merge two codes into a single code, in MAXQDA all this can be done quickly and easily.

Watch our video tutorial to learn about the options you have to organize your code system

Rearranging the code system is easy

Here are some of the actions you can do to move and rearrange your code system in MAXQDA.

Move code to subcode level

You can convert a code into a subcode of another code by left-clicking and dragging one code onto the other. The code you have moved is automatically converted into a subcode.

Chance code position in code tree

You can use drag & drop to move codes within your Code System by holding down the SHIFT key while dragging a code to its new position.

Merge codes into one

Right-click on a code of your choice and select “Move coded segments”. Now right-click on the second code you want to merge with the first one and select “Move coded segments from [name of the first code]”. The number of coded segments to the right of the merged codes indicates that the coded segments have been moved from one code to the other.

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