Value labels multiple choice questions


Dear all,

I collected data using Kobo toolbox and want to use SPSS for the analysis. I followed all the recommended steps: import from XLS file and then run the SPSS labels syntax which worked. However, the response options of multiple choice questions do not get coded into numbers (need to be changed from string to numeric) and instead remain string variables which would mean I would have to recode them all myself. Is there any way around this?

Thanks a lot!


I have the same problem here when downloading to csv and xls. And the value labels can’t even be found by downloading the form… What is the recommended method here ?