74 Importing a codebook of factors

If you want to import a pre-determined list of factors for “deductive coding” or “(partially) deductive coding”, you just need to roundtrip your file: start by downloading the file as Excel. The look at the factors tab.

If you already have factors (and links) in your file, you must not change the existing order of the factors which are already in the factors tab. The information which Causal Map uses to merge the factors data is the (invisible) row number. You can edit the labels and/or add memos about the factors in the factor_memo column if you want, and even add arbitrary other columns like, say, domain.

  • If you add a factor field like “domain”, you can only use it in a filter before any transforming filters like Zoom.

If you want to add new factors, which do not yet have links, you can add the factor labels you need one above the other in the label column of the factors tab after any existing factors.