Class RawVariable

  extended by macaw.businessLayer.Variable
      extended by macaw.businessLayer.RawVariable
All Implemented Interfaces:
java.lang.Cloneable, Displayable

public class RawVariable
extends Variable

a Variable that relates to a particular question on a particular form of a particular survey that forms part of the NSHD’s ongoing study. The majority of RawVariables are found on paper-based index cards, some of which are decades old.

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Field Summary
Fields inherited from class macaw.businessLayer.Variable
codeBookNumber, columnEnd, columnStart, form, notes, questionNumber
Constructor Summary
Method Summary
 java.lang.Object clone()
static java.util.ArrayList<MacawChangeEvent> detectFieldChanges(User user, RawVariable originalRawVariable, RawVariable revisedRawVariable)
 boolean hasSameDisplayName(Variable variable)
static void validateFields(RawVariable rawVariable)
Methods inherited from class macaw.businessLayer.Variable
addOntologyTerm, addOntologyTerms, addSupportingDocument, addSupportingDocuments, addValueLabel, cloneAttributes, containsOntologyTerm, containsSupportingDocument, createVariableSummary, detectChangesInAlternativeVariable, detectFieldChanges, getAlias, getAlternativeVariable, getAvailability, getCategory, getCleaningDescription, getCleaningStatus, getCodeBookNumber, getColumnEnd, getColumnStart, getDisplayItemIdentifier, getDisplayName, getFilePath, getForm, getIdentifier, getLabel, getName, getNotes, getOntologyTerms, getQuestionNumber, getSupportingDocuments, getValueLabels, getYear, isCleaned, isCoded, isNewRecord, removeOntologyTerm, removeOntologyTerms, removeSupportingDocument, removeSupportingDocuments, removeValueLabel, setAlias, setAlternativeVariable, setAvailability, setCategory, setCleaned, setCleaningDescription, setCleaningStatus, setCodeBookNumber, setCoded, setColumnEnd, setColumnStart, setFilePath, setForm, setIdentifier, setIsNewRecord, setLabel, setName, setNotes, setOntologyTerms, setQuestionNumber, setSupportingDocuments, setValueLabels, setYear, updateOntologyTerm, validateFields
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait

Constructor Detail


public RawVariable()
Method Detail


public static java.util.ArrayList<MacawChangeEvent> detectFieldChanges(User user,
                                                                       RawVariable originalRawVariable,
                                                                       RawVariable revisedRawVariable)


public boolean hasSameDisplayName(Variable variable)


public static void validateFields(RawVariable rawVariable)
                           throws MacawException


public java.lang.Object clone()
Specified by:
clone in class Variable